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Suzanne N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2709) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2709

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    Videotape testimony of Suzanne N., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1930. She recalls her comfortable, assimilated family; her father's law practice; the outbreak of war; an influx of Jewish refugees; a non-Jewish doctor helping her father avoid service in a forced labor battalion; deportations of Jewish, non-Hungarian citizens; German occupation in 1944; anti-Jewish measures; her father obtaining false papers for them; hiding in a client's apartment; Allied bombings; moving to the basement; her father's murder on January 3, 1945 when he was searching for a safer place; moving with her mother to another basement; liberation by Soviet troops on January 18, 1945; finding her grandfather (her grandmother had died); returning to their apartment; supporting them by trading their possessions for food; deciding to leave due to the communist regime; fleeing to Vienna; living in a displaced persons camp in Salzburg; marriage in Vienna; living in England, Zurich, and Barcelona; and emigration to the United States in 1955. She discusses the deaths of many family members in camps and labor brigades; nightmares; reluctance to share her experiences until recently; and emotional support at the Hidden Child Conference. She shows photographs and memorabilia.
    N., Suzanne, 1930-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    December 2, 1993.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Zurich (Switzerland)
    Barcelona (Spain)
    Cite As
    Suzanne N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2709). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 45 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.

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