Mancy K. testimony 1990 [video recording]
Date of Recording15 November 1990
Duration1h 29m 29.0s
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.
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.