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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3673

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.

Author/Creator
N., Hilda, 1921-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
Interview Date
April 2, 1995.
Locale
Hungary
Czechoslovakia
Neded (Slovakia)
Šal̕a (Slovakia)
Sellye (Hungary)
Nitra (Slovakia)
Nové Zámky (Slovakia)
Budapest (Hungary)
Debrecen (Hungary)
Galanta (Slovakia)
Language
Hungarian
Slovak
Copies
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.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4292118
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