• Mancy K. testimony 1990
    Still image from Mancy K. Holocaust testimony, November 15, 1990.
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Mancy K. testimony 1990

Holocaust Testimony

GenreTestimonies
Object IDMK9011_04_VA
AVT #102
Date of Recording15 November 1990

InterviewerGenesove, Tamara
Duration1h 29m 29.0s
LanguageEnglish
SynopsisMancy K. was born September 15, 1917 in Satu Mare, Romania. She describes her family and recalls them being Orthodox. She describes the Jewish community. She explains that the constant fighting between Romania and Hungary disrupted the children’s education. She recalls the Hungarian occupation and increased anti-Jewish regulations. She recalls how her brothers were taken for forced labour while the rest of the family were relocated to the ghetto. She describes deportation to Auschwitz and the arrival process. She describes working the camp hospital. Mancy describes deportation to Hochweiler work camp with her sister. She describes forced labour. She describes hospitalization. She describes escaping from a mass killing. She describes transfer to Bergen-Belsen and the terrible sanitary conditions. She recalls liberation by British troops. She discusses being taken to a hospital in Sweden to recover from tuberculosis. She describes receiving assistance from a Swedish family after her recovery. Mancy recalls reuniting with her two surviving brothers. She discusses immigrating to Canada where she had relatives and meeting her husband. She emphasizes how important her sister was to their survival. Mancy shows photographs and artefacts. 
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RightsThe University of British Columbia | Holocaust Documentation Project | Principal Investigator: Robert Krell, M.D. | Consent to Record and Retain Records (fn: Under the auspices of the Standing Committee on the Holocaust and Canadian Jewish Congress - Pacific Region) on file
NoteTestimony was simultaneously recorded on video and audio cassette.
Other Holding InstitutionsFortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies (repository)
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.