Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Edith A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1668) interviewed by Allen M. Siegel,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1668

Videotape testimony of Edith A., who was born in Tverʹ, Russia in 1917. She recalls attending Jewish school in Łódź; attending university in Kraków; antisemitic incidents; studying at the Sorbonne in 1939; her parents' and sister's visit in July 1939; her sister's surgery in Bordeaux; her parents' departure for Poland on August 21, 1939; attempts to return home with her sister; the outbreak of war; contacting her parents via Vienna and Switzerland; German invasion; fleeing from Bordeaux to Biarritz and Bollène with her sister; escaping a round-up in August 1942 with assistance from a physician in Orange; hiding with her sister in Perpignan with assistance from a non-Jew; their arrest and incarceration in Rivesaltes in September; avoiding deportations with assistance from the French doctor who performed her sister's surgery; transfer to Gurs; typing lists of arriving and departing prisoners; sharing bread with her sister; returning to Bollène in April 1943 with assistance from their landlady; liberation by United States troops in August 1944; working as a translator in Marseille; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. A. discusses the importance of her sister to her survival and their continuing sustaining relationship.

Author/Creator
A., Edith, 1917-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1990
Interview Date
October 28, 1990.
Locale
Russia
Tverʹ (Russia)
Łódź (Poland)
Kraków (Poland)
Paris (France)
Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France)
Biarritz (France)
Orange (France)
Bollène (France)
Perpignan (France)
Marseille (France)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edith A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1668). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284024
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:28:00
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/hvt4284024