Judy C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4262) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2003
- Interview Date
- September 23, 2003.
- 3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam Sp dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Judy C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4262). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Judy C., who was born in Debrecen, Hungary in 1928, the youngest of seven children. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; anti-Jewish laws; her brothers' conscription into Hungarian slave labor battalions; German occupation in 1944; ghettoization in May; Christians smuggling food to them; transfer to a brick factory in June; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; remaining with three sisters (she never saw her parents and other relatives again); the transfer of two sisters; brief hospitalization; her sister bringing her food; a group Kol Nidre service; separation from her sister; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; assistance from friends from Debrecen; deteriorating conditions; volunteering for transfer; slave labor in an airplane factory at Aschersleben; assistance from French and Belgian POWs; a death march; liberation by United States troops in May 1945 near Düben; transfer to Leipzig; returning home via Budapest; reunion with a brother and cousin; inconsolable grief; learning her sister was in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; joining her there; learning her other sisters had perished; attending an ORT dental technician school; joining Hashomer Hatzair; and emigration to Canada in 1948. Ms. C. notes the importance of her sister and camp friends to her survival; discussing her experiences while in the displaced persons camp; and speaking about her experiences in schools. She shows documents and photographs.