Veronica F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3381) interviewed by Helen Katz and Dana L. Kline
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
- Interview Date
- May 2 and June 24, 1996 and June 10, 1997.
- 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.
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.