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Martha S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2726) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan and Margot Brandes,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2726

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    Videotape testimony of Martha S., who was born in Megyaszó, Hungary in 1926. She recalls a wonderful childhood; attending a Protestant school; changes beginning in 1942; German occupation in 1944; orders from the mayor to all Jews to gather in the synagogue; transport to the Sátoraljaújhely ghetto; deportation to Auschwitz; total chaos; separation from her family, except her sister; a baby's birth in her barrack (the baby and mother "disappeared"); managing to remain with her sister even when officially separated; the disappearance of those in the Czech family camp one night; separation from her sister upon deportation to Waldenburg; slave labor in a factory; a German civilian worker bringing them apples for Christmas; political prisoners sharing food packages; sharing extra food with her bunkmate; a death march in April; abandonment by the guards; assistance from British and United States troops; briefly living in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; reunion with an aunt in Budapest; traveling home with her; learning her family had all perished; working as a teacher in Leipheim displaced persons camp; and emigration to Toronto, then the United States. Ms. S. discusses guilt for having survived and constant fears for her own children.
    S., Martha, 1926-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
    Interview Date
    April 15, 1994.
    Megyaszó (Hungary)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Toronto (Ont.)
    Cite As
    Martha S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2726). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kaplan, Raymond, interviewer.
    Brandes, Margot, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 30 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Childbirth in concentration camps.

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