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Mary K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2730) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2730

Videotape testimony of Mary K., who was born in 1928 in Pápa, Hungary, one of eight children. She recounts her father's death in 1938; antisemitic legislation; the draft of two brothers into Hungarian slave labor battalions; German invasion in March 1944; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; transfer to a factory; deportation in cattle cars to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her mother and niece (she never saw them again); catching a glimpse of her brother; the terrible stench; reunion with her sister; sharing bread with her; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; transfer six weeks later to Markkleeberg; slave labor in a factory; a beating resulting in permanent damage; death march to Theresienstadt; reunion with her brother; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; marriage to a friend from Pápa; her first child's death at birth; her son's birth in 1948; the Hungarian Revolution in 1956; emigration to the United States; the birth of another son in 1959 (he too perished prematurely); and her daughter's birth in 1970. Ms. K. discusses the deaths of more than two dozen immediate relatives in the Holocaust.

Author/Creator
K., Mary, 1928-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
Interview Date
May 6, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mary K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2730). 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/4296957
Record last modified: 2016-11-08 12:47:00
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