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Fanny K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1137) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Dvorah Lichstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1137

Videotape testimony of Fanny K., who was born in Pilipets, Czechoslovakia in 1922. She recalls her father traveling as a shochet; many older brothers and sisters; Hungarian occupation; her brothers' draft into Hungarian labor battalions; regulations forbidding Jews to run stores; helping her sister secretly run a store; brief arrest; hiding with relatives in another town; returning home and hiding; ghettoization; a forced march to Khust; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from everyone but one sister; seeing her brother once from a distance; slave labor in a weaving mill; attempting to observe Yom Kippur; a death march and train transport to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; hospitalization; her sister's death; Red Cross transfer to Göteborg, Sweden; learning a brother was alive; reunion with him in Prague; meeting her future husband; and emigration to the United States. Ms. K. notes seldom discussing her experiences, even with her brother, because it is too painful.

Author/Creator
K., Fanny, 1922-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
Interview Date
November 30, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Fanny K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1137). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.