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Margaret M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1684) interviewed by Chaya Roth and Gitta Fajerstein,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1684

Videotape testimony of Margaret M., who was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1941. She notes that she has no recollection of her parents; being told her father was deported to Auschwitz in 1942, and her mother arrested six months before liberation; being placed with a Flemish farm family with her sister; memories of Catholic school and complete love from her foster mother; their transfer to a Jewish orphanage in 1945; four unhappy years there; and their adoption by an orthodox Jewish family from the United States in 1950. Ms. M. discusses her uncle's decision to place them for adoption; her identity in terms of spending the first four years of her life as a Catholic and then her adoption by Orthodox Jews; a visit to her foster family in Belgium; relations with her sister and adoptive parents; and dealing with emotional problems resulting from her childhood.

M., Margaret, 1941-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1988
Interview Date
January 31, 1988.
Brussels (Belgium)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margaret M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1684). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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