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Judit B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2417) interviewed by Alberta Strage and Jane Barclay,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2417

Videotape testimony of Judit B., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1933. She recalls her family's assimilated lifestyle; their conversion to Unitarianism; attending a Lutheran school; her father losing his job in 1942 due to antisemitic laws, despite their conversion; German occupation in spring 1944; her father's brief incarceration in a labor camp; expulsion from school in April; moving to a Jewish designated area; her family obtaining Swedish passports in summer 1944; a non-Jewish friend arranging for her to be hidden in the countryside as a non-Jew using false papers; her parents bringing her home as the Soviets approached; the non-Jewish caretaker of their building hiding them during a raid; entering a Swedish safe house for five days in November; being hidden with her sister; living in another Swedish safe house with her sister and parents; liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945; her sister's death in a traffic accident in 1947; Communist oppression after 1948; and emigrating to Austria with her husband in 1956, then to England in 1957.

B., Judit, 1933-
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
May 20, 1993.
Budapest (Hungary)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Judit B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2417). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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