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Katherine A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2870) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2870

Videotape testimony of Katherine A., who was born in Lučenec, Czechoslovakia in 1921. She describes growing up in an affluent family; cordial relations with non-Jews; her sister's marriage in a church to a Slovak; Hungarian occupation in 1938; living in Budapest; German occupation in 1944; her brother-in-law, who was a Slovak diplomat, arranging to smuggle her and her sister to Slovakia; living as non-Jews using false papers; joining partisans; hiding in a forest; staying briefly with her sister and brother-in-law in Ružomberok; hiding after her brother-in-law's arrest; liberation by Soviet troops; learning her parents had been killed; marriage to a survivor; the birth of her child; emigrating to Israel via Paris in 1949; and joining her younger sister in the United States. Mrs. A. discusses the importance of remembering the Holocaust; sharing her story with her children and grandchildren; and remembering those who helped her during the war.

Author/Creator
A., Katherine, 1921-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
May 4, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Katherine A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2870). 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/4288962
Record last modified: 2014-07-01 09:20:00
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