Greta E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-964) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Martha Schulwolf
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
- Interview Date
- November 22, 1987.
- 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.
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.