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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.
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Margaret F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2321). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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