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Judith N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2690) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2690

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    Videotape testimony of Judith N., who was born in Gherla (Szamosújvár), Romania in 1930 to a rabbincal family of eight children. She recalls moving to Kolozsvár (Cluj); attending Tarbut school; her family's return to Gherla after German occupation; her brother's conscription for forced labor in 1944; ghettoization in April; transfer to the Cluj ghetto; deportation to Auschwitz in May; selection with two of her sisters (she never saw her parents or other siblings again); their belief that they would survive; appels and selections; transfer to a labor camp; her sisters dying during a death march; receiving food from Czech civilians; liberation by United States troops; recuperation in a military hospital; traveling to Budapest; reunion with her brother in Cluj; living in a displaced persons camp near Stuttgart; help from HIAS; emigration to the United States; living with her uncle and aunt; and marriage to a survivor. Mrs. N. discusses details of camp life; the importance of being with her sisters; her family's reluctance to hear her experiences; not telling her children; writing her Masters' thesis on the children of survivors; visiting her hometowns with her children; and her biographical book.
    N., Judith, 1930-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    December 8, 1993.
    Gherla (Romania)
    Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
    Stuttgart (Germany)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Judith N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2690). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rappaport, Naomi, interviewer.
    Related publication: The lilac bush / Judith Mandel Novak. -- New York, N.Y. : Shengold Publishers, c1989.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Zionist organizations.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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