Regina S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2952) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
- Interview Date
- June 22, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Regina S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2952). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Regina S., who was born in Bushtyna, Czechoslovakia in 1925, one of five children. She recalls attending public and religious schools; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions; forced transfer with her family to the Mátészalka ghetto in April 1944; their deportation to Auschwitz; managing to stay with her older sister; a severe beating for taking extra food offered by other prisoners; transfer to Stutthof in September; forced farm labor with her sister and cousins; receiving extra food from one farmer; a death march beginning in February 1945; contracting typhus (her cousins died from it); liberation by Soviet troops; amputation of toes; an extended recuperation; returning to Bushtyna; a futile attempt to recover family property; moving to Prague; reunion with a brother (all other family members had perished); marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. S. discusses her depression after liberation; amazement at what she had survived; and recurring nightmares. She shows documents and photographs.