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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-350

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)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margaret W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-350). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.