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Magda L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2237) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2237

Videotape testimony of Magda L., who was born in Uz︠h︡horod, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1916. She recalls living in Velykyĭ Bereznyĭ; returning to Uz︠h︡horod; a rich cultural life; observing Jewish holidays; Hungarian occupation in 1938; marriage in 1940; her husband's and brother's forced service in a Hungarian labor battalion (they did not survive); remaining home when her mother and sister were ghettoized; deportation with them to Auschwitz; her mother's selection for death; transfer to Guben in August 1944, then Bergen-Belsen in February 1945; and liberation by British troops. Mrs. L. remembers recuperating in Celle; traveling to Prague; reunion with her sisters; convalescing in a sanatorium; a year's visit with her sister in London in 1946; joining the Communist Party to keep her job; remarriage; emigration to the United States in 1966; and sharing her experiences with her children.

L., Magda, 1916-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
December 23, 1992.
Uz︠h︡horod (Ukraine)
Velykyĭ Bereznyĭ (Ukraine)
Celle (Germany)
Prague (Czech Republic)
London (England)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Magda L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2237). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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