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Edith W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2956) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2956

Videotape testimony of Edith W., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1916, the youngest of eight children. Mrs. W. recalls Jewish holidays; antisemitic harassment; friendships with non-Jews; German invasion; men escaping to the Soviet Union, including her husband (she never saw him again); remaining with her son and mother; ghettoization; her mother's murder; working at Oskar Schindler's factory; her child's selection for death; transfer to Płaszów; living at Schindler's factory camp; asking Schindler to move her boyfriend to the factory; deportation of the women to Auschwitz, then Brünnlitz; sabotaging the ammunition on which she worked; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Kraków; reunion with her boyfriend; moving to Regensburg, Germany; Schindler attending her wedding; emigration to the United States; assistance from HIAS; and her son's birth. Mrs. W. notes sharing experiences with her son, grandson, and school groups; maintaining contact with fellow survivors; recurring nightmares; and assisting Schindler the rest of his life.

Author/Creator
W., Edith, 1916-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
June 20, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edith W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2956). 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/4289898
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:22:00
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