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Shula K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1998) interviewed by Pamela Gordon

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1998

Videotape testimony of Shula K., who was born in Transylvania, Romania. She describes her family's affluence; their charity; cordial relations with non-Jews; hearing rumors of ghettos and camps in Poland; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish measures; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her family; her twin sisters' selection for medical experiments; one twin bringing bread to her; selection for gassing; being removed from the selected group (she never knew why); slave labor; transfer to the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager); the death march to another camp in January 1945; liberation by Soviet troops; Soviet troops raping her and others; fleeing from the Soviets; returning home with assistance from the Joint; reunion with her sister-in-law; learning her twin sisters had survived; their return; illegally leaving with assistance from Zionist organizations; internment in Cyprus by the British in 1947; emigration to Israel after statehood; and emigration to Canada, then the United States twenty-three years later. Mrs. K. discusses her strong will to live while in camps and trying to shield her children from her past. She shows photographs.

K., Shula.
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
November 13, 1991.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Shula K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1998). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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