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Hilda N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3673) interviewed by Eva Salnerova and Viera Durisova,

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    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.
    N., Hilda, 1921-
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
    Interview Date
    April 2, 1995.
    Neded (Slovakia)
    Šal̕a (Slovakia)
    Sellye (Hungary)
    Nitra (Slovakia)
    Nové Zámky (Slovakia)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Debrecen (Hungary)
    Galanta (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Hilda N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3673). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Salnerová, Eva, interviewer.
    Durisova, Viera, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Hungarian and Slovak.

    Physical Details

    Hungarian Slovak
    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 1/2 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 25 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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