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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2921

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    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.
    K., Edith, 1920-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
    Interview Date
    April 14, 1994.
    Khust (Ukraine)
    Mukacheve (Ukraine)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Wejherowo (Poland)
    Cite As
    Edith K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2921). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 52 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Jews Hungary Munkács.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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