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Rella C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4334) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Sara Moss Herz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4334

Videotape testimony of Rella C., who was born in Cluj, Romania in 1927. She recalls antisemitic harassment at school; her religious, close family; Hungarian occupation; a brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; ghettoization with her uncle's family, her sister, and sister's fiancé; deportation to Auschwitz; staying with her sister and aunt's niece; slave labor; living in complete fear; cursing God; separation from her sister; having blood drawn; transfer with her aunt's niece to Bergen-Belsen; finding her sister; hospitalization; visits from her aunt's niece; her disappearance; observing cannibalism; liberation; a long hospitalization; her sister leaving for Sweden, then the United States; living in Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; assistance from UNRRA; marriage in 1947; emigration to Belgium; her son's birth; and emigration with her son to join her sister in the United States in 1961 (her husband did not come). Ms. C. discusses fears and nightmares resulting from her experiences.

Author/Creator
C., Rella, 1927-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 2005
Interview Date
June 10, 2005.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rella C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4334). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/7113844
Record last modified: 2014-05-29 16:28:00
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