Margaret W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-350) interviewed by Carol Tobin
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- July 24, 1984.
- 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.
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.