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Aggie H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2240) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork and Kathy Strochlic

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2240

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.

Author/Creator
H., Aggie, 1934-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
December 7, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287044
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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