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Miriam E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-550)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-550

Videotape testimony of Miriam E., who lived in Vilna, Poland among a large extended family. She recalls seders in her grandmother's village; her half-sister's and father's emigrations to Palestine; belonging to Betar; Lithuanian, then Soviet rule; German invasion; ghettoization; escaping; traveling to her grandmother's village; learning her grandmother had been killed; hiding with her grandmother's friend; traveling by night to another town; meeting her future husband; contact with partisans; hiding with her husband in a bunker in the Naroch forest; receiving food from local farmers; joining a Jewish partisan unit; blowing up bridges and trains; assistance from Soviets; some antisemitic partisan units harassing them; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Vilnius, Šiauliai, Łódź, Gdánsk, Bucharest, Budapest, and Graz; living in Florence for about a year, then in Rome; and emigration to the United States in 1948.

E., Miriam, 1925?-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1983
Interview Date
September 18, 1983.
Naroch, Lake (Belarus)
Šiauliai (Lithuania)
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Łódź (Poland)
Gdańsk (Poland)
Bucharest (Romania)
Budapest (Hungary)
Graz (Austria)
Florence (Italy)
Rome (Italy)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. with VHS time coding.
Cite As
Miriam E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-550). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.