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Margaret F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2321) interviewed by Elsa Roth and Allen M. Siegel,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2321

Videotape testimony of Margaret F., who was born in Gablonz, in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1908. She recounts her marriage in 1932; an affluent life in Reichenberg; her daughter's birth in 1933; a friend warning them of the German occupation of Sudetenland; fleeing to Prague with her husband and daughter in September 1938; living in Uvaly; her daughter attending Jewish school; their escape to Uherský Brod, Nitra, and Budapest in February 1940; traveling to Kaposvár; brief arrest with her husband after crossing the border; traveling to Zagreb; living in Mitrovica for two months; obtaining documents for the United States in Belgrade; brief arrest in Sofia; ship travel from Varna to Odesa; trains to Moscow and Vladivostok; a ship to Japan; living in Kōbe; missing the ship while obtaining visa extensions in Osaka; sailing to San Francisco, then traveling to Chicago. Mrs. F. notes the importance of luck to her survival (most of her family perished), and her sense that she is a "foreigner" everywhere.

F., Margaret, 1908-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1992
Interview Date
October 4, 1992.
Jablonec nad Nisou (Czech Republic)
Liberec (Czech Republic)
Uvaly (Czech Republic)
Uherský Brod (Czech Republic)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Nitra (Slovakia)
Budapest (Hungary)
Kaposvár (Hungary)
Mačvanska Mitrovica (Serbia)
Belgrade (Serbia)
Zagreb (Croatia)
Sofia (Bulgaria)
Varna (Bulgaria)
Odesa (Ukraine)
Moscow (Russia)
Vladivostok (Russia)
Kōbe-shi (Japan)
Osaka (Japan)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margaret F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2321). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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