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Margolith R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1698) interviewed by Sharon Gerber and Larry Steinfeld,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1698

Videotape testimony of Margolith R., who was born in Hague, Netherlands in 1919. She describes a warm and sheltered Jewish environment and growing up in a large, extended family; teaching Dutch to German children in Amsterdam beginning September 1939; living in Hilversum in 1940; German invasion; anti-Jewish laws; deportation to Westerbork in August 1941; escaping; working in a Jewish hospital in Hague; her family's deportation; hiding with assistance from her brother's non-Jewish friend; posing as a non-Jew and moving when people became suspicious; delivering arms for the underground; liberation; realizing that her family had been killed; traveling to Marseille in August 1946 to emigrate to Palestine; three months' incarceration on Cyprus; release to Palestine; participating in the Israel-Arab War; returning to the Netherlands; marriage in 1950; and emigration to the United States with her husband in August 1955. Mrs. R. discusses a recent trip to Holland and sharing her experiences with her daughter. She lists family members who perished in the Holocaust and shows photographs.

R., Margolith, 1919-
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
Interview Date
June 4, 1991.
Hague (Netherlands)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Hilversum (Netherlands)
Marseille (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margolith R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1698). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.