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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.

Author/Creator
K., Shula.
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
November 13, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Shula K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1998). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296392
Record last modified: 2016-03-28 11:23:00
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