Suzanne R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-150) interviewed by Dori Laub, Laurel Vlock, and Nanette Auerhahn
- New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- March 8, 1980.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub, and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Suzanne R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-150). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Suzanne R., who was born in Hungary in 1924. Mrs. R. describes prewar life in the large Jewish community of Debrecen; the gradual encroachment of antisemitism, which reached its peak after the German occupation in 1944; the formation and liquidation of the Debrecen ghetto; and her deportation, with her family, to Auschwitz. She tells of her arrival at Auschwitz; the physical and psychological conditions there, where she worked in the kitchens; a brief reunion with her father; and her selection, with several female relatives, for the labor camp in Allendorf. In Allendorf, Mrs. R. relates, she engaged in passive resistance in the munitions factory where she worked. She describes the march from Allendorf as the Americans advanced; her liberation; and her postwar return to Hungary to learn that her father had perished. Postwar feelings about the events described and their psychological effects are related.