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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.

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)
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.
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