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Edith V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1205) interviewed by Maryanne Kador and Edith Bayme,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1205

Videotape testimony of Edith V., who was born in Tokaj, Hungary in 1930. She recalls attending Jewish school; childhood antisemitic incidents; transfer with her family to a ghetto; she and her sister being separated from their parents and other siblings upon arrival in Auschwitz on May 20, 1944; forced labor sorting people's belongings next to the gas chambers; transfer with her sister to a labor camp in Germany; working in a Telefunken underground factory; she and her sister assisting a prisoner to walk during the death march to Hamburg; and Swedish Red Cross workers taking them from a mass shooting to Denmark and Sweden. Mrs. V. recounts attending school in Helsingborg; hearing from their father who was in Hungary; illegal emigration to Palestine in 1947; brief incarceration in a British camp; reunion with her father in Israel in 1951; her marriage in Jerusalem; the birth of her sons; living in Switzerland; and antisemitic incidents while attending school there. She vividly describes numerous atrocities she witnessed, including the killing of a five year old boy; the importance to her survival of being with her sister; and sharing these experiences with her children.

V., Edith, 1930-
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
May 5, 1989.
Tokaj (Hungary)
Hamburg (Germany)
Helsingborg (Sweden)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edith V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1205). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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