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Judith H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4177)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4177

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    Videotape testimony of Judith H., who was born in 1928 in Tiszadada, Hungary, the oldest of three children. She recounts attending a Catholic school; cordial relations with non-Jews; her father's military draft in 1939, then his transfer to a Hungarian slave labor battalion; anti-Jewish restrictions impacting the family's business; German invasion in 1944; round-up to the synagogue; deportation to Nyáregyháza, then two weeks later to a warehouse; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her brother, mother, and grandmother; forced labor carrying stones outside the camp; seeing her brother from afar; separation from her sister; receiving a letter from her mother; a prisoner giving her medical treatment; transfer to Torgau; slave labor in a munitions factory; Allied bombing; a death march; begging for food from villagers; liberation by Soviet troops; living in abandoned German homes; hospitalization in Chemnitz for six months; traveling to Berlin, then Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; joining a kibbutz; returning home briefly, then living in Budapest; and emigration to Israel in 1948. Ms. H. discusses sharing her experiences with her children; and the difficulty accepting that her family had been killed. She shows photographs.
    H., Judith, 1928-
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
    Interview Date
    June 15, 2000.
    Tiszadada (Hungary)
    Chemnitz (Germany)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Cite As
    Judith H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4177). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 16 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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