Erika G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-367) interviewed by Lyn Silberman
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- November 27, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Erika G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-367). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Erika G., who was born in approximately 1932. She recounts being an only child; living in Budapest; her family's affluence; summers with her grandparents in Galanta; German invasion in March 1944 while they were in Galanta; anti-Jewish restrictions; returning to Budapest; forced relocation to a house designated for Jews; her father's conscription into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; his brief return in October; her mother paying for Swiss documents for her father which exempted him from deportation; accompanying her mother to work in a factory; Red Cross child care; escaping with her mother from a round-up; their non-Jewish former housekeeper hiding them; liberation six weeks later by Soviet troops; reunion with her father; and emigrating to Cuba in 1948, then the United States in 1950. Ms. G. attributes her survival to luck and her mother's courage. She notes discussing her experiences with her children.