Elizabeth K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2916) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
- Interview Date
- May 10, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Elizabeth K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2916). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Elizabeth K., who was born in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (presently Mukacheve, Ukraine) in 1917, one of four children in an affluent family. She recalls marriage in 1942; her husband's deportation six months later for forced labor (she never saw him again); her son's birth six months after that; German occupation in 1944; ghettoization in Sátoraljaújhely; deportation to Auschwitz; being forced to hand her son to her mother at the selection (she never saw them again); transfer to Płaszów the next day; seeing trucks of people pass by, then hearing them being shot; slave labor moving stones; torturous appels; transfer to Auschwitz in November; being taken to the gas chambers, then returned to her barrack by the SS; transfer to Grünberg; the death march to Bergen-Belsen; losing consciousness; a Belgian doctor removing her from a pile of corpses after liberation; receiving help from UNRRA; convalescing in Malmö, Sweden; learning a brother and sister had survived; marriage in 1948; her son's birth in Paris; emigration to Israel in 1953; and moving to the United States in 1960. Mrs. K. notes marital problems and her third marriage in 1962. She shows family photographs.