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Etta W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1482) interviewed by Cindy Brown and Larry Schoenfeld,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1482

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Etta W., who was born in Czechoslovakia in 1922. She recalls cordial relations with non-Jews in her village; attending a Christian school; joining a Zionist group against her grandmother's wishes; her older sister's emigration to Palestine; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish regulations; leaving for Budapest in 1939; emigration to Palestine using the passport of another person; joining the British army as a nurse; serving in Italy; assisting survivors to emigrate to Palestine after the war; learning most of her family and people from her village had perished; discharge from the service; completing her nursing training in Israel; meeting her future husband, a non-Jewish American; marriage in Israel; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. W. discusses her guilt at surviving while so many friends and relatives were killed and a reunion with a surviving cousin in Canada who shared her story and those of other relatives.
    Author/Creator
    W., Etta, 1922-
    Published
    San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1989
    Interview Date
    January 15, 1989.
    Locale
    Czechoslovakia
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Italy
    Palestine
    Cite As
    Etta W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1482). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Brown, Cindy, interviewer.
    Schoenfeld, Larry, interviewer.
    Notes
    Copies of documents and photographs are available in the repository.
    There is a 10 second gap at the beginning of this testimony and a 30 second gap at 1:03.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    False papers.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283941
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4283941

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