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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2640

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    Overview

    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Slovakia
    Košice
    Abaújszántó (Hungary)
    Dresden (Germany)
    Germany
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cyprus
    Palestine
    Israel
    Cite As
    Zahava S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2640). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.
    Notes
    Associated material: Zahava S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-301) Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (1 hr., 54 min., and 1 hr., 26 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Revenge.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Zionist organizations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296942
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:23:00
    This page:
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