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Erika F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3050) interviewed by Ernest Forrai and Robert Krell

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3050

Videotape testimony of Erika F., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1937. She describes her older sister and extended family; her father's draft into a forced labor battalion; no contact with non-Jewish children; receiving help from a non-Jewish aunt; living in a Swedish safe house; escaping a round-up; hiding with her non-Jewish aunt; observing corpses and destruction in the streets; Soviet liberation; learning of her father's death; her mother's remarriage to an Auschwitz survivor; moving to Baj; her affection for her stepfather; the Hungarian Revolution of 1956; her stepfather's death; emigration to Canada; and marriage to a survivor. Mrs. F. discusses her husband's difficulty sharing his experiences with her and their children; sharing her experiences with their children; and the increasing bitterness of her memories.

Author/Creator
F., Erika, 1937-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
Interview Date
November 9, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Erika F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3050). 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/4290266
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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