E., Ibolya, 1911-
Ibolya E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-786) [videorecording] / interviewed by Maryanne Kador and Pam Goodman, November 10, 1986.
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986.
Videotape testimony of Ibolya E., who was born in Eger, Hungary in 1911. Mrs. E. recalls her religious upbringing; leaving home for the ghetto; deportation three weeks later to Auschwitz; her last images of her father, mother, and grandmother; thinking she was in an insane asylum; efforts to remain with her sister; dehumanizing conditions leading to the loss of identity and previous moral structures; and selection with her sister for a transport. Mrs. E. describes forced labor clearing rubble in Bremen; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in 1945; huge piles of dead bodies; giving up hope; temporary separation from her sister which made her feel as though her world had collapsed; liberation by the British the next day; and her illness. She recounts three years of convalescence in Sweden; kindnesses of the Swedish people; recovering her sense of self; her sister's marriage and emigration to Australia; her emigration to the United States; marriage to a survivor eleven months later; and a trip to eastern Europe with their son. She discusses her belief that survival was due to sheer luck and reflects upon the complete loss of human decency in the camps.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Ibolya E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-786). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
E., Ibolya, 1911-
Holocaust survivors. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061527
Video tapes. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85143214
Women. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85147274
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85061518
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148465
Concentration camps -- Psychological aspects. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85029590
Forced labor. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85050453
Sisters. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85123008
Jewish ghettos. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh95007077
Jews -- Hungary -- Eger.
Hungary. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79053090
Auschwitz (Concentration camp) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n96112360
Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no96065702
Eger (Hungary) http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80065868
Sweden. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79021184
Oral histories (document genres) aat http://vocab.getty.edu/aat/300202595
Survivor-child relations.
Postwar experiences.
Bremen (Germany : Concentration camp)
Eger ghetto.
Kador, Maryanne, interviewer.
Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science
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