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Hedy W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1210) interviewed by Samuel Kenner and Louise Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1210

Videotape testimony of Hedy W., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1905. She recalls studying piano at the conservatory; marriage in 1928; the births of two sons; the Anschluss; anti-Jewish regulations; her husband's imprisonment in Dachau for a year; transferring funds to Switzerland; obtaining Yugoslavian papers (his parents were Yugoslavs) resulting in her husband's release; traveling via Koprivnica to Zagreb, where they remained for two years; German invasion; fleeing to Split; returning to Zagreb; obtaining Bolivian papers; crossing from Sušak to Abbazia (now Opatija) in Italian territory; the kindness of the Italian people; leaving for Cuba via Portugal; the kindness of the Cubans; and emigration to the United States in 1946. She tells the stories of other family members.

W., Hedy, 1905-
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1988
Interview Date
September 1, 1988.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hedy W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1210). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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