Mary K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2730) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
- Interview Date
- May 6, 1994.
- 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.
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.