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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1482

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.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Etta W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1482). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283941
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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