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Esther I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2707) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2707

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.

Author/Creator
I., Esther, 1920-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
December 1, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288686
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:12:00
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