Judith S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1263) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer and Lucille B. Ritvo
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- June 27, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Judith S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1263). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Judith S., who was born in Szeged, Hungary, in 1929, and raised in nearby Kiskundorozsma. Mrs. S. recalls tacit and overt antisemitism in pre-occupation Hungary; her family's deportation to Szeged in June 1944; a Christian family that offered to hide her; priests who offered conversion to detainees; transport with her family to Strasshof; camp living conditions; and forced labor at several sites, including a farm near Pravice, a sugar mill in Hrus̆ovany, and digging tank traps. She tells of the family's escape from a death march during a Soviet attack; hiding; liberation; returning to Szeged; the death of her father in spring 1946; marriage; emigration to the United States in 1968; and the effects of her experience on her personal philosophical outlook in which she successively became an atheist, a zionist, a communist, and finally, "just a person."