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Rica and Marcel K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3141) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3141

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    Videotape testimony of Rica K., who was born in 1907 in Storoz︠h︡ynet︠s︡ʹ, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Romania), and her son Marcel who was born in approximately 1940. She recalls her older brothers' emigration to the United States; marriage in 1930 to a man from Chernivt︠s︡i; their affluence; her mother's death; ghettoization with her father and son in Chernivt︠s︡i in 1941 in her brother-in-laws' house (her husband joined her later); non-Jewish neighbors bringing them food; their exemption from deportation due to her husband's agricultural expertise; a mass shooting that included her sister and her children (thirty-eight family members were killed in Transnistria); frequently moving to small towns in Hungary; bribing Romanian soldiers to obtain food; an elderly couple hiding her son when he was sick; liberation by Soviet troops in Oradea; her daughter's birth in 1945; her father's death in 1947; living in Paris for two years; and emigration to join her brothers in the United States. Ms. K. attributes their survival to having money. Marcel K. recalls cutting hay at his grandparents' farm; sitting at a window in Chernivt︠s︡i; traveling to Oradea; and the smell of vodka on the breath of Soviet soldiers. He does not remember hunger.
    K., Rica, 1907-
    Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1993
    Interview Date
    June 25, 1993.
    Storoz︠h︡ynet︠s︡ʹ (Ukraine)
    Oradea (Romania)
    Paris (France)
    Cite As
    Rica and Marcel K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3141). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Langer, Lawrence L., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Mutual aid.

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