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Klara S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2559) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2559

Videotape testimony of Klara S., who was born in Győr, Hungary in 1924. She describes growing up in an assimilated family; cordial relations with non-Jews; moving to Budapest in 1932; her father's death in 1936; her mother housing illegal Czech refugees; anti-Jewish laws resulting in having to change schools; learning the fur trade; German occupation in 1944; assignment working for the SS; forced relocation; living in German military quarters with her mother; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with her brother; her cousin's death from typhoid; moving to Vienna in 1946; living in a German displaced persons camp; moving to Paris, then Havana, with the goal of emigrating to the United States; and emigrating there in 1950. Mrs. S. discusses her distress over racial segregation in the south; her marriage, divorce, and remarriage; sharing her experiences with her children; and visiting her father's grave in Budapest five years ago. She notes many family members were killed and shows photographs.

S., Klara, 1924-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
June 16, 1993.
Vienna (Austria)
Győr (Hungary)
Paris (France)
Budapest (Hungary)
Havana (Cuba)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Klara S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2559). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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