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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.

Author/Creator
E., Miriam, 1929-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
Interview Date
July 18, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
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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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290301
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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