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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2690

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.

Author/Creator
N., Judith, 1930-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
December 8, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Judith N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2690). 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/4288643
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:11:00
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