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Margaret F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3054) interviewed by Jean Gerber

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3054

Videotape testimony of Margaret F., who was born in Csengerújfalu, Hungary in 1927. She recalls her family's Hungarian identity; her five brothers; attending Jewish services in Csenger; her father's and oldest brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; anti-Jewish regulations; her father's release; ghettoization in a city; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her family (none survived); a baby's birth; visiting the hidden baby until its death; transfer to Stutthof; assignment with three friends to a farm; an ample diet; return to Stutthof; digging ditches in a village; German guards giving them extra food; a forced march; being locked in a barn for several weeks; one friend's death; losing her will to live; liberation by Soviet troops; amputation of her toes; assistance from the Red Cross; returning to Csengerújfalu; reunion with her oldest brother; plans to emigrate to Israel; collapsing from tuberculosis; two years in a sanitarium; assistance from the Joint; joining an uncle in France; emigration to join relatives in Canada; marriage to a survivor; and adopting a daughter (she could not have children due to her experiences). Ms. F. discusses sharing her story with her daughter; her pervasive sense of loss; and her love for Canada. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
F., Margaret, 1927-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
Interview Date
January 25, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margaret F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3054). 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/4290275
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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