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Margaret S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3485) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3485

Videotape testimony of Margaret S., who was born in Velikiy Rakovets in Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1928, one of four children. She recounts her family's move to Khust when she was an infant; attending public school; Hungarian occupation; her father's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion in 1943 (he did not survive); ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from her family (none survived); transfer to Reichenbach; slave labor in a Telefunken factory for eight months; a death march to another camp, then Salzwedel; liberation by United States troops; returning to Khust; discovering only an uncle had survived; moving to the Sudetenland; marriage to a survivor from Khust in 1948; the birth of a child; emigration to Israel via Romania; her daughter's birth in Ḥaderah; living in Netanyah; and emigration to the United States in 1953.

Author/Creator
S., Margaret, 1928-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1996
Interview Date
June 21, 1996.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margaret S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3485). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.