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Margaret W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-350) interviewed by Carol Tobin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-350

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    Videotape testimony of Margaret W., who was born in Izki, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1927, the third of four children in an Orthodox family. She recalls attending a Czech school; Hungarian occupation; her father sending her and her sister to Uz︠h︡horod; returning home in spring 1944; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz in May; separation from her family; transfer to Kaufering with some friends from Izki; slave labor; some Wehrmacht guards giving them extra bread; transfer to Dachau; heavy construction work; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; corpses strewn everywhere; starvation; liberation by British troops; assistance from the Red Cross; transfer to Celle displaced persons camp; traveling to Prague, then Budapest, seeking family; learning from a cousin that her father and uncle had survived; reunion with her father in Izki in July 1945; illegally entering Hungary, then Czechoslovakia, fleeing the communists; living in Prague, then Karlovy Vary; marriage; and emigration to Israel in 1949. Ms. W. discusses her continuing negative feelings about Europe and never wanting to return.
    W., Margaret, 1927-
    Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
    Interview Date
    July 24, 1984.
    Izki (Ukraine)
    Uz︠h︡horod (Ukraine)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Margaret W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-350). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tobin, Carol, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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