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Anna B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3684) interviewed by Pavol Salamon,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3684

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Anna B., who was born in Sobrance, Czechoslovakia in 1928, the oldest of three children. She recalls cordial relations with non-Jews; Hungarian occupation; German invasion in 1944; her mother's non-Jewish friend offering to hide her (she would not leave her parents); their deportation to the Uz︠h︡horod ghetto., then to Auschwitz six weeks later; separation from her family; being used for so-called medical experiments; transfer to Stolp; horrific slave labor laying railroad track and digging bunkers; public hanging of nine boys for taking cigarettes; transfer to Rīga, then Stutthof; losing her will to live; being placed on a cargo ship in Gdańsk; bombardment by the British (all but ninety perished); being taken to Kiel; saving a friend who had been burned; liberation; her friend assisting her in the hospital in Lübeck; repatriation to Bratislava, then Sobrance; reunion with her father (no one else survived); marriage; and living in Košice. Mrs. B. discusses prisoner group relations in the camps; continuing good relations with non-Jews; visiting Auschwitz and other camps; sharing her experiences with her son; and her pervasive sense of loss and sad memories.
    Author/Creator
    B., Anna, 1928-
    Published
    Košice, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1995
    Interview Date
    May 14, 1995.
    Locale
    Ukraine
    Uz︠h︡horod
    Sobrance (Czechoslovakia)
    Czechoslovakia
    Gdańsk (Poland)
    Kiel (Germany)
    Lübeck (Germany)
    Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Anna B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3684). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Salamon, Pavol, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Slovak.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Slovak
    Copies
    3 copies: Betacam SP dub; 1/2 in. VHS dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4292129
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
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