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Hilda E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2899) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2899

Videotape testimony of Hilda E., who was born in Dolný Kubín, Czechoslovakia in 1928. She recalls cordial relations with non-Jews; moving to Topoĺčany; attending a Jewish school; deportation to Žilina; receiving food from her brother who was married to a non-Jew; transfer to Nováky; forced labor as a seamstress; educational, cultural, religious life, and musical performances in Nováky; contacts with local partisans through the camp underground; liberation by a partisan rebellion; working as a medical aide with the partisans; joining her mother in Banská Bystrica; fleeing German bombardment; separation from her mother; hiding with non-Jews using false documents; joining her brother in Žilina; leaving due to fear of exposure; living as a Christian with non-Jews in villages; working in Žilina to earn money to assist the family with whom she lived; assisting hidden Jews; liberation; reunion with her brother; learning her mother had perished at Bergen-Belsen; attending school in Bratislava; and emigration to Israel. Mrs. E. notes being denied permission to visit Czechoslovakia.

E., Hilda, 1928-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
February 22, 1994.
Dolný Kubín (Slovakia)
Topol̕čany (Slovakia)
Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)
Žilina (Slovakia)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hilda E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2899). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.