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Zuzana H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3350) interviewed by Anna Lorencová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3350

Videotape testimony of Zuzana H., who was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1927. She describes attending English school; expulsion due to anti-Jewish laws; her father being fired (he was a physician); deportation to Theresienstadt with her parents in July 1943; their deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau in September; her father's selection to work as a doctor in the family camp; working as a nurse with her mother; the family camp liquidation in March 1944 (only medical staff was spared); transfer to a women's camp with her mother; assistance from an Austrian doctor; providing bread and water to new arrivals; their evacuation on January 18, 1945; transfer by open train to Ravensbrück, then Neustadt-Glewe; becoming ill; a friend helping her in the infirmary; liberation by United States troops in May; moving into the town; and traveling to Dresden, then Prague. Ms. H. discusses learning her father had perished in Buchenwald; difficulties living "normally" after her experiences; the importance to her survival of being with her mother; yearly reunions with those spared from the family camp liquidation; and heightened appreciation for food and cleanliness due to her camp experiences.

Author/Creator
H., Zuzana, 1927-
Published
Prague, Czech Republic : Nadace Film & Sociologie, 1996
Interview Date
January 15, 1996.
Language
Czech
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zuzana H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3350). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.