Esther I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2707) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- December 1, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Esther I. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2707). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Esther I., who was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920, shortly after her parents had emigrated from Poland. She recalls her father's death in 1928; moving to Kraków with her mother and sister to be near family; the warmth of Jewish holidays within a close and large, extended family; remaining with relatives for two years when her mother returned to the United States to retain her naturalized citizenship status; returning to the United States in 1936 due to her mother's fear of the German situation; maintaining contact with family in Poland until 1942; learning after the war that most of her relatives had perished; and reunion with two surviving aunts and a cousin in 1958. Mrs. I. discusses marriage to a Czech refugee who also left prior to the war and informing their children about family that had been killed. She shows photographs.