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Edgar A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-398) interviewed by Morris Beckwitt and Elaine Perlsweig

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-398

Videotape testimony of Edgar A., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1923. He describes moving to Warsaw with his family in 1934 due to antisemitism; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; ghettoization; starvation and deportations; along with his mother, sister and aunt, being exempted from deportation due to his aunt's position as head of the children's hospital; participating in a classical orchestra; his sister's death; his father's escape to the Aryan side in January 1943; joining his father and aunt outside the ghetto; hiding with his father and aunt in a Polish friend's apartment in Źoliborz; his father purchasing an apartment in Bielany through a Polish acquaintance; clandestinely receiving money from the Joint and Bund; fleeing with his father and aunt to Bania after the Warsaw uprising of 1944; and liberation by Soviet troops in Gola. Mr. A. speaks of traveling with his father to Lublin; attending a music conservatory in Łódź; escaping to Paris after his father's death; and emigration to the United States two years later.

Author/Creator
A., Edgar, 1923-
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
Interview Date
March 5, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edgar A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-398). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.