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Mathilde C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4013) interviewed by Yannis Thanassekos and Michel Rosenfeldt,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4013

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    Videotape testimony of Mathilde C., who was born in Rhodes (then Italy) in 1927. She recalls learning fascist ideology; her sister's emigration to the Congo in 1939; many other Jews leaving; deportation with her family by boat to Piraeus, then by train from Athens to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her family; the shock of learning of the gassings; occasionally seeing her brother; difficulties with veteran prisoners and communication (they did not speak Yiddish); learning her brother had been killed; transfers to Landsberg, Kaufering, and Bergen-Belsen; slave labor; liberation by British troops; poor treatment by the British; assistance from Italian POWs; living in Celle; transport to Rome; assistance from a Rhodian family; living in the Belgian Congo; and moving to Belgium in 1961 when tensions increased. Ms. C. discusses reluctance to share her experiences, even with her children; solidarity with other Rhodians in concentration camp; nightmares; and recently visiting Auschwitz.
    C., Mathilde, 1927-
    Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1995
    Interview Date
    September 25, 1995.
    Rhodes (Greece : Island)
    Piraeus (Greece)
    Athens (Greece)
    Celle (Germany)
    Rome (Italy)
    Congo (Democratic Republic)
    Cite As
    Mathilde C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4013). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Thanassekos, Yannis, interviewer.
    Rosenfeldt, Michel, interviewer.
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (4 hr., 49 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar effects.

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