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Miriam E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3067) interviewed by Ernest Forrai,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3067

Videotape testimony of Miriam E., who was born in Czechoslovakia in 1929. She recalls a good life until Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish laws; moving to Khust; deportation to Auschwitz in 1934; separation from her father and brother (she remained with her mother throughout); transfer to Bremen; slave labor; thinking only about food; her mother sharing her food with her; transport in a train that was bombed; emerging to find no guards; an extended hospitalization; living in Neustadt, then Heidenheim displaced persons camps; marriage; her mother's return to their hometown, seeking her father and brothers; traveling to Paris to join relatives; reunion with one brother; and emigration with her husband to Israel, then to Canada a year later. Ms. E. notes her mother and brother emigrated to Israel, and seldom discussing her experience, even with her children, though her husband discussed his experiences with them.

E., Miriam, 1929-
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
Interview Date
July 18, 1994.
Khust (Ukraine)
Paris (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3067). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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