Margo S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-605)
Videotape testimony of Margo S., who was born in Debrecen, Hungary in approximately 1930, one of four children. She recounts antisemitic harassment; her brother's draft into a forced labor battalion; German invasion in 1944; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; her father's deportation; round-up to a brick factory; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her mother and sister; remaining with another sister; their separation; volunteering to move corpses to join her sister; their transfer to Allendorf; slave labor in a munitions factory; sabotaging a bomb so it would not detonate; a death march; abandonment by guards; liberation by United States troops; learning her father had not survived; living in Cham; marriage; her son's birth; emigration to the United States in 1948; her uncle giving her postcards from her father; and returning to Hungary to erect a gravestone for her grandmother and a monument for her relatives who had been killed. Ms. S. discusses pervasive painful memories and seldom sharing her experiences, particularly not with her children. She shows documents, objects, and photographs.
- Greenwich, Conn. : Second Generation of Westchester, 1983
- Interview Date
- May 24, 1983.
- 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
- Margo S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-605). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.