Olga S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2705) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- November 4, 1993.
- 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.
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.