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