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Martha W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1437) interviewed by Samuel Kenner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1437

Videotape testimony of Martha W., who was born in the Netherlands in 1908. She recalls attending public and Hebrew schools in a small town; living in Paris in the spring of 1939 with her husband and baby; returning to Leiden, Netherlands from a vacation in Biarritz when the war started in September; returning to Paris in 1940; and re-establishing correspondence with her family after the German invasion in May. Mrs. W. describes escaping from Paris in May 1940; crossing to Oran, Algeria; traveling to Casablanca, Morocco; receiving affidavits from relatives in the United States; traveling via Tangier to Lisbon; and embarking for the United States in August 1940. Mrs. W. also discusses correspondence from her parents until 1942 (they were deported to Auschwitz); her mother-in-law surviving as a non-Jew; and many visits to the Netherlands after 1946.

Author/Creator
W., Martha, 1908-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1989
Interview Date
August 28, 1989.
Locale
Netherlands
Paris (France)
Leiden (Netherlands)
Oran (Algeria)
Casablanca (Morocco)
Tangier (Morocco)
Lisbon (Portugal)
Biarritz (France)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Martha W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1437). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.