Toby K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2856) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
- Interview Date
- February 10, 1995.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Toby K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2856). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Toby K., who was born in Vișeu de Sus, Romania in 1922, one of eight children. She recalls her family's move to Oradea; her father working as a cantor; Hungarian occupation in 1939; German invasion in 1944; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; remaining with two sisters (she never saw her parents or other siblings again); having to dispose of infants born in her barrack; transfer with her sisters to a slave labor camp; a privileged kitchen job; a death march to Bergen-Belsen; one sister being beaten, resulting in permanent loss of vision; liberation; transfer to Sweden; recuperating in Stockholm; emigration with one sister to the United States (her other sister married and stayed in Sweden); an uncle teaching them the fur trade; marriage to two brothers; assisting her sister in Sweden obtain release from a mental hospital and custody of her child; and eventually bringing them to the United States. Ms. K. discusses founding an orthodox synagogue; her children and her sisters' children; and becoming active in politics.