Helena V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3102) interviewed by Tammy Genesove
- Vancouver, B.C.. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1990
- Interview Date
- October 30, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Helena V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3102). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Helena V., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1924. She recalls her four siblings; deportation of foreign Jews beginning in 1940; marriage in 1941 (her mother thought she would be safer); her husband's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; her son's birth; living with her parents-in-law; losing contact with her parents and siblings; being forced to move to a Jewish designated house; being hidden by a non-Jewish woman; her father-in-law obtaining Vatican and Swedish papers; living in a safe house; remaining indoors for three months; lack of food and water; liberation by Soviet troops; learning her husband had perished; reunions with her siblings; remarriage in 1946; escaping to Vienna with her husband and two children during the 1956 uprising; briefly living in England; and emigration to Canada. Ms. V. discusses her constant fear during the war (it is still with her); her siblings' experiences; and her children.