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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2705

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Hungary
    Budapest
    Czechoslovakia
    Mukacheve (Ukraine)
    Ostašov (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Olga S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2705). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rappaport, Naomi, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 57 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Safe houses.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288679
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:27:00
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