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Ida F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-565) interviewed by Susan Millen and Ellen Suesserman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-565

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    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.
    F., Ida, 1925-
    New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
    Interview Date
    June 11, 1985.
    Košice (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Ida F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-565). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Millen, Susan, interviewer.
    Suesserman, Ellen, interviewer.
    Associated material: Martha H. Holocaust testimony [cousin] (HVT-674), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 42 min.) : col

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