Esther K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-267) interviewed by Anne Mayer
- Lawrence, N. Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1983
- Interview Date
- August 2, 1982.
- 4 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Esther K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-267). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Esther K., who was born in Lypsha, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in approximately 1920, the second of eleven children. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; cordial relations with non-Jews; working in Budapest; returning home by train in spring 1944: removal from the train in Sátoraljaújhely; deportation to Auschwitz; transfer to Dachau, then Bergen-Belsen; liberation; returning to Czechoslovakia seeking relatives; learning one brother was in Israel; marriage in Chomutov; and emigration to the United States. Ms. K. discusses slave labor in the camps; prisoners helping each other; observing cannibalism and eating of rats; many horrors she cannot convey; sharing her experiences with her children and other survivors; and frequent nightmares due to her experiences.