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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2870

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    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.
    A., Katherine, 1921-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
    Interview Date
    May 4, 1994.
    Lučenec (Slovakia)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Ružomberok (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Katherine A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2870). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rappaport, Naomi, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 20 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.

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