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Judy C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4262) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof,

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    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.
    C., Judy, 1928-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2003
    Interview Date
    September 23, 2003.
    Debrecen (Hungary)
    Bad Düben (Germany)
    Leipzig (Germany)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Judy C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4262). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Rudof, Joanne Weiner, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam Sp dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 48 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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