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Edith K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2921) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2921

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.

Author/Creator
K., Edith, 1920-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
April 14, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
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.