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Greta E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-964) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Martha Schulwolf

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-964

Videotape testimony of Greta E., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1937. She speaks of her very traditional, orthodox family; her parents' arranged marriage; their move to Hungary in 1938; their life in Budapest in 1940; and her father's service in a compulsory labor battalion. Ms. E. recounts her mixed feelings when her father was taken away including fear; being left alone in her crib; separation from her mother and sister, who went to a Wallenberg safe house when she was sent to a non-Jewish Red Cross home with her brothers; and transfer to a Jewish orphanage. She relates her return home after the war; her strong desire to be with her mother despite their strained relationship; her participation in the orthodox Jewish community and Zionist youth organizations; moving to Vienna; and her arranged courtship and marriage. She discusses her relationships with her mother and sister; their indifference toward her; emigration to the United States; reunion with her brothers, both of them mentally and physically sick; and her divorce. Ms. E. reflects on sharing her experiences with her four children, and reads essays she has written about the war years.

Author/Creator
E., Greta, 1937-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
November 22, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Greta E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-964). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1093074
Record last modified: 2013-11-05 13:50:00
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