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Vida K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2783) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2783

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    Videotape testimony of Vida K., who lived in Thessalonikē, Greece. She recalls speaking Ladino and French; her father's death in 1936; marriage in 1938; her son's birth; the rabbi encouraging the Jews to cooperate with deportation orders; wanting to escape, but her husband's refusal; their round-up to the Baron de Hirsch quarter; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her son and husband upon arrival (she never saw them again); a Blockälteste giving her a privileged assignment to the kitchen because she spoke French; assignment to Block 10; working with her friend Beinvenida M. in the clothing area; receiving injections from Dr. Carl Clauberg at least monthly as part of a specious medical experiment; transfer to Neustadt; a death march and train transport to Ravensbrück; French prisoners caring for her and others; liberation; transport to Brussels, then Athens; living with a nephew, then her employer; marriage; working in a Jewish school; her husband's death; and moving back to Thessalonikē. Ms. K. notes learning Greek after the war; her inability to have children due to the “experiments"; her continuing friendship with Bienvenida M.; and trying to forget her painful memories.
    K., Vida.
    Thessalonikē, Greece : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    May 31, 1993.
    Thessalonikē (Greece)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Athens (Greece)
    Cite As
    Vida K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2783). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Ladino.
    Related material: Bienvenida M. Holocaust testimony [friend](HVT-2785), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Husband Death.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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