Anna F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4116)
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1996
- Interview Date
- December 6, 1996.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS submaster; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Anna F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4116). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Anna F., who ws born in Bratislava in 1922, the younger of two sisters. She recounts cordial relations with non-Jews; her family's assimilated lifestyle; her father being forbidden to practice law and their forced relocation to Ivanka pri Dunaji due to anti-Jewish laws; her parents sending her and her sister to enter Hungary illegally; capture in Dudince; incarceration in Krupina then Patronka; avoiding deportation due to assistance from a cousin; release; returning to their parents in Ivanka; obtaining false papers from a German girl who took no payment; staying in Banská Bystrica during the 1944 uprising; learning her husband had been caught; assistance from a doctor in Poltár; returning to Bratislava after the war; reunion with her parents; learning her husband had not survived; finishing university in Prague; working in Nové Zámky; pervasive antisemtism; marriage to a survivor twenty years later; and his death in a car accident. Ms. F. discusses losing her faith upon observing the deportations of so many young people; mourning for her first husband for over twenty years; and attributing her survival to those who helped her and coincidence.