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Zahava S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2640) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2640

Videotape testimony of Zahava S. In addition to information included in a previously recorded testimony (HVT-301), Mrs. S. recounts her father's struggle to support the family after anti-Jewish restrictions resulted in confiscation of his business; a public hanging in the Košice ghetto; slave labor in Markkleeberg with her sister; her sister sharing extra food received from a civilian worker; escaping from a death march with her sister and two others; liberation by Soviet troops; staying near Dresden; identifying a former Hungarian soldier who had beaten her; revoking her accusation after he begged her for his life; traveling to Budapest, then to her home in Abaújszántó; paying the taxes on the family home; recuperating from tuberculosis in Budapest; joining Zionists to prepare for illegal emigration to Palestine; incarceration by the British in Cyprus; settling in Israel; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. S. discusses several trips to her home in Abaújszántó and sharing her experiences with her children and grandchildren. She shows photographs.

S., Zahava 1929-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage 1993
Interview Date
September 8, 1993 and October 18, 1993.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Zahava S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2640). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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