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Esther K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-267) interviewed by Anne Mayer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-267

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.

Author/Creator
K., Esther, 1920?-
Published
Lawrence, N. Y. : Second Generation of Long Island, 1983
Interview Date
August 2, 1982.
Language
English
Copies
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.