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Toby K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2856) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2856

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.

K., Toby, 1922-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
Interview Date
February 10, 1995.
Vișeu de Sus (Romania)
Oradea (Romania)
Stockholm (Sweden)
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.
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