Edith K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2921) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
- Interview Date
- April 14, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Edith K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2921). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Edith K., who was born in Khust, Czechoslovakia in 1920. She recounts moving with her family to Munkács in 1933; attending Czech school; graduation in 1938; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish laws resulting in her father losing his business; assistance from his former employee; German occupation; ghettoization; her brother being drafted into a forced labor battalion; her father refusing an offer to hide their family in order to remain with his siblings; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her parents upon arrival (she never saw them again); six weeks in Birkenau; transfer with her sister to Stutthof; transfer to Praust (Pruszcz); arranging for her sister to work in a kitchen; her sister's transfer to Stutthof (she never saw her again); sharing extra food with another prisoner; assistance from French POWs; public executions; a death march to Wejherowo; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. K. describes returning to Munkács via Bucharest; reunion with her brother; moving to Budapest with him; marriage; her son's birth; and emigrating to Israel, then the United States.