Susan T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-757) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- June 18, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Susan T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-757). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Susan T., who was born in Budapest, Hungary. She describes early edicts against Jews; continuous efforts to obtain American visas for her family; her husband's deportation to a labor camp near the Czech border in 1942, then to one in Russia in 1944; and life in the "open ghetto" in Budapest. She relates the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944; anti-Jewish legislation and increased deportations under Eichmann's supervision; restrictive conditions in German-occupied Budapest; the forced march to a brick factory outside Budapest; and the negotiation of the group's release by Raoul Wallenberg. She tells of the establishment of an "international ghetto" in Budapest; liberation by the Russians in January 1945; her husband's escape from a Russian prison camp; and their emigration to the United States in 1948.