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Judith S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1263) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer and Lucille B. Ritvo

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1263

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."

Author/Creator
S., Judith, 1929-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
June 27, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/982280
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