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Olga S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2705) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2705

Videotape testimony of Olga S., who was born in Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine) in 1929. She recalls her family's comfortable and observant life; occasional antisemitism; Hungarian occupation; antisemitic laws resulting in eviction from their home and termination of her father's employment; his death; joining her mother who had moved to Budapest to work (two sisters and a brother were in Budapest orphanages); German occupation; Swedish government designation of their building as a "safe house"; visiting her siblings disguised as a non-Jew; escaping arrest (her mother was arrested but escaped with the help of a disguised Jew in the Arrow Cross); her brother being caught escaping (they later learned he was shot); their house losing its protection; moving to the ghetto; liberation by Soviet troops four weeks later; friendship with a Soviet soldier; reunion with a surviving uncle; living in Budapest, Munkács, and Ostašov; traveling to the United States with her sister to attend school; assistance from the Joint; marriage to a Czech survivor; and bringing her mother and sister to the U.S. in 1956. Mrs. S. discusses her children's interest in the Holocaust; their membership in second generation groups; and visiting her hometowns with her children.

Author/Creator
S., Olga, 1929-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
November 4, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Olga S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2705). 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/4288679
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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