Edith W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2956) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
- Interview Date
- June 20, 1994.
- 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.
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.