Marian I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2060) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Bonnie Dwork
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- May 4, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marian I. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2060). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marian I., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1925. She recounts her mother's death when she was five; her father's remarriage; anti-Jewish measures including wearing the star and having to leave school; meeting her future husband; visiting him in a labor camp; taking in relatives who didn't live in buildings designated for Jews; a non-Jewish friend giving her her birth certificate; her father urging her to hide with her non-Jewish friend when anti-Jewish violence escalated; working in a factory with Jews also posing as non-Jews; street fighting between German and Soviet troops; liberation; learning her father had been killed in a bombing; traveling to Mukacheve (her future husband's hometown); marriage; traveling to Vienna, then Mogliano, Italy; her daughter's birth in Rome; and emigration in May 1947 to join relatives in the United States. Mrs. I. notes her reluctance to share her experiences and the importance to her survival of luck and obtaining false papers. She shows photographs.