Veronica W. testimony 2013 [video recording]
Date of Recording09 October 2013
17 October 2013
Duration3h 25m 0.0s
SynopsisVeronica W. was born in Lovasberény, Hungary on February 13, 1924. She describes her parents and extended family. She describes the Jewish community. She recalls attending school in Budapest and anti-Jewish regulations. She recounts how the rest of her family moved to Budapest and describes the German occupation in 1944. She recalls antisemitic incidents. She describes her father’s deportation to Buchenwald and experience on a forced march towards Austria. She describes being taken off the transport with the assistance of an officer and a Jewish man dressed as a priest. She recalls returning to Budapest and receiving a Spanish schutzpass for herself and her sister. Veronica discusses how her brother joined the Hitler Youth. She recalls escaping to Bicske with the assistance of Christian relatives. She recalls her family hiding in Lovasberény and returning to the family home. Veronica describes sexual assault of herself and family. She recalls returning to Budapest and the scarcity of food. She describes meeting her future husband in 1945. She describes liberation. Veronica describes escaping Hungary after the war to Vienna, moving to Israel in 1950 and reuniting with her siblings. She describes her two children. Veronica describes immigrating to Canada.
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.