Edgar A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-398) interviewed by Morris Beckwitt and Elaine Perlsweig
- Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
- Interview Date
- March 5, 1983.
- 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.
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.