Aggie H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2240) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork and Kathy Strochlic
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- December 7, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Aggie H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2240). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Aggie H., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1934. She recalls hiding with her parents and brother during deportations of non-Hungarian citizens in 1941 (her father was not a citizen); their deportation; being returned to Budapest due to overcrowding at their destination; her father's service in a Hungarian slave labor battalion; his return; German invasion; ghettoization; living in a safe house; their arrest; returning to the ghetto with her brother; their incarceration in Bergen-Belsen; liberation; returning to Hungary; living in an orphanage and abusive foster homes organized by the Red Cross; moving to a Jewish home for children; reunion with their parents and a newly born brother; her father's physical injuries and her mother's emotional illness; her responsibility for the baby; marriage in 1955; escaping illegally to Austria during the 1956 Revolution; emigrating to the United States; divorce and remarriage; and the births of two children. Ms. H. discusses frequent nightmares; loss of her childhood; continuing emotional problems resulting from the war years; and reluctance to share her experience with her children. She shows photographs.