Francine E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2583) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Helen W. Silverman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- December 14, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Francine E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2583). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Francine E., who was born in Czechoslovakia, in 1929, one of five children. She recalls living in Satu Mare; tones of antisemitism; having to wear the yellow star and expulsion from school in spring 1944; ghettoization; her father obtaining Christian papers for her and her sister and instructing them to go to Budapest; living with family friends; their friend's entry into a Swedish safe house; being refused entry because they had Christian papers; living in hotels; attending church; her sister's employer and his wife offering assistance after learning they were Jewish; living with them; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Satu Mare; recovering jewelry her father had hidden; waiting at the train station for relatives (none returned); their illegal entry into Germany; living in Landshut displaced persons camp; moving to Munich; assistance from the Joint; and emigration to Canada in 1948 and to the United States in 1952. Mrs. E. notes that waiting for family to return was the most painful time for her; difficulties remembering details of her experience; and sharing her experiences with her children when they were older. She shows photographs.