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Regina S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2952) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2952

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.

Author/Creator
S., Regina, 1925-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
June 22, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289403
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:22:00
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