Ida F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-565) interviewed by Susan Millen and Ellen Suesserman
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
- Interview Date
- June 11, 1985.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ida F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-565). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ida F., who was born in Vilmány, Hungary in 1925. She describes her non-observant family; education in a Catholic primary school; leaving gymnasium to help her father in the family farm and store; a close Catholic friend who became anti-Semitic and terminated their friendship; her family's 1944 deportation to Košice; the arduous conditions; their transport to Auschwitz-Birkenau; her selection for forced labor; and discovering her parents had been killed. She tells of her transport to Peterswaldau; the camp regimen; hiding food for a fellow prisoner; making hand grenades; and the prisoners' unfulfilled hopes for an Allied air attack. She recounts the Soviet liberation; returning to Vilmány; recuperating from exhaustion and illness; trying to reestablish her home and livelihood; the villagers' reception of returning survivors; her marriage and emigration; and her reasons for becoming an Orthodox Jew.