Her Story

Shortly after the Nazis came to Budapest, Hungary, in March 1944, Katherine Goldstein, along with her mother and sister, was taken to a 'ghetto house', a special house for Jews. In November 1944, she was taken to Kaufering, a subcamp of Dachau concentration camp, and was given the job of clearing debris in the woods from sunup till sundown. She was liberated from the notorious 'death march' by Patton's 3rd Army on April 30, 1945. After the war, she found her mother and sister, but numerous uncles and cousins did not survive. Mrs. Prevost raised her family in New York and moved to Charleston in 1995. She has two children and three grandchildren.

Source: The Post and Courier, March 20, 2001


Katherine Goldstein Prevost

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Katherine and her mother, Karoline Fingerhut. This photograph was taken in 1965 in Long Island, New York when her mother came to visit from Budapest, Hungary. It was the only time she came to the United States.