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Gizella K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2708) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2708

Videotape testimony of Gizella K., who was born in Budapest in 1907. She recalls her affluent childhood; pervasive antisemitism; her mother managing the family factory after her father's death; marriage; a daughter's birth; divorce and remarriage; her mother and daughter visiting the United States in 1939; difficulties getting them back after the war began; her second daughter's birth in 1943; learning her younger brother was killed in a forced labor battalion; her husband coming home almost nightly from his forced labor; placing her daughters in a convent; getting the younger child back; German invasion while visiting the older daughter with her mother and daughter; hiding in the convent (her husband joined them); moving to a former employee's house; liberation; her older daughter and husband encountering piles of bodies while searching for her ex-husband; visiting Prague with her family in 1948; and joining her mother in the United States a few weeks later.

Author/Creator
K., Gizella, 1907-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
December 2, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gizella K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2708). 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/4288690
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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