Margaret M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1684) interviewed by Chaya Roth and Gitta Fajerstein
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1988
- Interview Date
- January 31, 1988.
- 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.
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.