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Marta E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2769) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2769

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Marta E., a Romani, who was born in East Prussia, Germany. She remembers moving to Berlin with her family at age six; one brother's deportation to Dachau and another's to Buchenwald; receiving both brothers' ashes with a notice that they had died from pneumonia; examination with her siblings by "race scientists"; deportation with her family to the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager) at Auschwitz/Birkenau; her father and uncle being beaten to death by an SS officer; her mother being beaten by a Romani kapo; her sister arranging their transfer to Ravensbrück; beatings, killings, appels, and starvation; and liberation from Bergen-Belsen by British troops. Mrs. E. discusses her strong belief that Jesus saved her in the camps; her present faith; marriage to another survivor; testifying at a war crime trial; and continuing persecutions of Romanies.
    Author/Creator
    E., Marta.
    Published
    Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
    Interview Date
    July 21, 1991.
    Locale
    Germany
    Berlin (Germany)
    Prussia, East (Poland and Russia)
    Cite As
    Marta E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2769). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tyrnauer, Gabrielle, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (32 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288760
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
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