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Agatha B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3059) interviewed by Meredith Coval,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3059

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    Videotape testimony of Agatha B., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1932. She recalls her close, extended family; attending English school; German occupation in March 1944; her family moving into a building designated for Jews; her parents' deportations (she was left alone with her younger sister); assistance from Jewish and non-Jewish neighbors; postcards from her father; refusing to convert or to leave their home with an aunt (she wanted her parents to be able to find them); a mass killing including her aunt; her parents' return in September after their escape from deportation trains; hiding during round-ups; moving to a Swedish safe house in October; avoiding deportation with assistance from a German official; and liberation by Soviet troops in December. Mrs. B. recounts her mother saving a baby during one of the round-ups; fleeing to Vienna with her mother and sister in 1946; missing their father; returning to Budapest; marriage in March 1956; escaping to Vienna with her family in December; and their emigration to Canada. She discusses her continuing fears and nightmares due to her experiences; sharing her story with her children; and the importance of relationships rather than material things.
    B., Agatha, 1932-
    Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
    Interview Date
    March 14, 1984.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Agatha B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3059). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Coval, Meredith, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (57 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Safe houses.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

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