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Klara K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2238) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2238

Videotape testimony of Klara K., who was born in Újpest (IV. Kerület), Hungary, a Budapest suburb. She recalls entrance quotas for Jews for educational institutions; attending a Jewish school in Budapest; her father's conscription into a forced labor battalion (he did not survive); German occupation in spring 1944; obtaining false identity papers; living with a family as a non-Jew in Rákospalota (XV. Kerület); joining her mother and siblings in Kőbánya (X. Kerület) due to fear of exposure; changing their hiding place after their safety became compromised; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Újpest; living in Nyíregyháza for one summer; her nervous breakdown; membership in Deror; advanced studies in chemistry; marriage to a Catholic in 1951; promising to raise her children as Catholics to protect them from antisemitism; moving to East Germany; emigrating to Canada during the 1956 Hungarian uprising; and moving to the United States. Mrs. K. discusses psychological issues raised in her hidden children's group and regrets that her children are not Jewish. She shows photographs throughout the testimony.

K., Klara, ca. 1930-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
December 22, 1992.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Klara K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2238). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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