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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.

Author/Creator
S., Zahava 1929-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage 1993
Interview Date
September 8, 1993 and October 18, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zahava S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2640). 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/4296942
Record last modified: 2016-11-08 12:45:00
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