Eta P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3647)
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
- Interview Date
- November 4 and November 11, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eta P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3647). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eta P., who was born in Bardejov, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1921, the oldest of five children. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; a large extended family in Bardejov; attending public school; expulsion in 1939 due to anti-Jewish regulations; confiscation of their home and business; hiding during round-ups for deportation; one sister escaping to Hungary; round-up with her sisters to Poprad in early 1942; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; a cousin greeting them; brief hospitalization; the trauma of her sister's selection for gassing; assignment sorting clothing in Canada Kommando; smuggling extra food she found to friends; volunteering to carry dead bodies for extra food and privileges; reassignment to a lice removal unit, then to the kitchen in late 1944; evacuation in January 1945; bringing extra food from the kitchen; escaping from the death march; locals assisting her; traveling to Katowice; liberation by Soviet troops; barely avoiding rape by Soviet soldiers; returning to Bardejov; learning she was the sole survivor of her immediate and extended family; working in Prague; marriage in September 1946; her son's birth, emigration to Israel; and her daughter's birth there in 1950.