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Edith H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2232) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2232

Videotape testimony of Edith H., who was born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands in 1928. In addition to information included in a previously recorded testimony (HVT-47), Mrs. H. recalls obtaining false papers; hiding in Lemmer; liberation by Canadian troops in April 1945; returning with her parents to Leeuwarden; reunion with her sister; resuming her studies; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. H. discusses the fate of family members, including an aunt and cousin who killed themselves; her sister's reluctance to talk about her wartime experiences; difficulties remaining Jewish in Holland; her children's interest in the Holocaust; her present illness; and the importance of a positive attitude and not dwelling on the past.

H., Edith, 1928-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
December 2, 1992.
Leeuwarden (Netherlands)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Lemmer (Netherlands)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edith H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2232). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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