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Veronica F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3381) interviewed by Helen Katz and Dana L. Kline

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3381

Videotape testimony of Veronica F., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1919. She describes her father's conversion from Judaism to a Methodist sect; ambivalence concerning her religious identity; anti-Jewish laws in 1938; attending university in Scotland; converting to Presbyterianism; returning to Hungary at her parents' behest; marriage to a Jew; her husband's forced service in a labor battalion in September 1940; his release after six months; her son's birth in May 1943; German occupation in 1944; her husband's deportation; help from Christian friends in hiding her son in a foster home; obtaining Swedish protective documents; wearing a yellow star; her parents' exemption from deportation due to her father's church activities; assistance from her father's Christian colleagues; hiding in her father's client's house from October 1944 until February 1945; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. F. recalls reunion with her parents; retrieving her son; learning of her husband's death; fleeing to Austria in 1949; and emigrating to the United States via Venezuela. She discusses writing an account of her life; recent trips to Hungary; and she shows photographs.

Author/Creator
F., Veronica, 1919-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
May 2 and June 24, 1996 and June 10, 1997.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Veronica F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3381). 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/4291377
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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