Hilda N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3673) interviewed by Eva Salnerova and Viera Durisova
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
- Interview Date
- April 2, 1995.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 1/2 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hilda N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3673). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hilda N., who was born in Neded, Czechoslovakia in 1921. She recalls cordial relations with non-Jews; attending Catholic schools in Neded, Sellye, Nitra, and Nové Zámky; Hungarian occupation; attending nursing school in Budapest; working in the hospital; marriage in October 1942; her husband's draft into a slave labor battalion; working as a cook for railroad employees and soldiers at a railroad freight yard; round-ups by Arrow Cross soldiers; protection by her non-Jewish supervisor; receiving postcards from deported relatives postmarked "Waldsee"; severe bombings; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with her husband; moving to Debrecen in March 1945; returning home via Šal̕a; reclaiming her family's property; assistance from neighbors; learning from camp survivors that her parents and sister had not survived deportation; and the births of two children. Ms. N. discusses her father's art and buildings he had designed, including the synagogue in Galanta. She shows photographs and documents.