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Margo K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-858) interviewed by Jolie Zeleny

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-858

Videotape testimony of Margo K., who was born in Remetea Chioarului, Romania in 1921. She recalls German occupation in spring 1944; transport to Șomcuta Mare; her brother's escape; ghettoization in another town; transfer to Nagybánya (Baia Mare); deportation via Košice to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her parents (she never saw them again); remaining with cousins; slave labor; selections; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in December; assisting friends from her hometown; stealing food; liberation by British troops; returning home in November 1945; marriage to a survivor; moving to Baia Mare; having children; emigration to Israel in 1961; and her husband's recent death. Ms. K. discusses being stripped of her identity in Auschwitz; the deaths of almost all her family; and her brother's survival in hiding.

Author/Creator
K., Margo, 1921-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
April 24, 1992.
Language
Hungarian
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margo K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-858). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.