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Ivona F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2205) interviewed by Jaša Almuli,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2205

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    Videotape testimony of Ivona F., who was born in 1923. She recalls living in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; her close family's focus on education; rumors of events in Germany; cordial relations with non-Jews; a demonstration against the Yugoslav/German pact; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions; moving with her parents and brother to Budapest; their return without her; losing contact in January 1942; learning they had been murdered in a mass killing; briefly returning to Novi Sad; German occupation in March 1944; obtaining false papers as a non-Jew; arrest on April 28; imprisonment; transport to Kistarcsa, then a camp near Vienna; arrival at Auschwitz/Birkenau on July 5; feeling she was on a different planet; showering and tattooing (she shows her tattoo); meaningless forced labor; her friend's selection for death; hospitalization in December; remaining behind when the camp was evacuated; liberation by Soviet troops; studying pharmacy; and the birth of a daughter. Ms. F. discusses the importance of her friend to her survival; memorializing her and her family with this testimony; and the indelible mark which her experiences have left on her and her family.
    F., Ivona, 1923-
    Belgrade, Serbia : Jewish Community in Belgrade, 1991
    Interview Date
    March 3, 1991.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Novi Sad (Serbia)
    Cite As
    Ivona F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2205), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Almuli, Jaša, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Serbian.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 1 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.
    False papers.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.

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