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Bertha W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-608) interviewed by Rena Borau,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-608

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    Videotape testimony of Bertha W., one of ten children, who grew up in Mukacheve (presently Ukraine). She recalls her family's orthodoxy; attending a Hungarian school; their move to a mixed neighborhood in 1918; cordial relations with non-Jews during the Czech period; Hungarian occupation; the draft of three brothers into Hungarian slave labor battalions (another had emigrated to France); her father's death in 1941, and her mother's in 1943; ghettoization with her sisters in a brick factory for one week; deportation with one sister to Auschwitz in spring 1944; slave labor in a chemical factory; the arrival of another sister; sharing food with her; her selection for death; transfer with her other sister to Lenzing; a kitchen worker sharing extra food; liberation; traveling to Prague; learning one brother was dead; reunion with another brother who had been in the Soviet army; marriage to a survivor; moving to Heidenheim displaced persons camp; the births of two children; emigrating to the United States in 1949; and her sister's emigration to Australia. Ms. W. discusses sharing her experiences with her children; nightmares resulting from her experiences; and the impossibility of portraying the Holocaust in movies.
    W., Bertha.
    Greenwich, Conn. : Second Generation of Westchester, 1983
    Interview Date
    July 15, 1983.
    Mukacheve (Ukraine)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Bertha W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-608). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Borau, Rena, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 11 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

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