Edith S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-470) interviewed by Michael Greenwald
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- August 22, 1984.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Edith S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-470). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Edith S., who was born in Solotvyno, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1925, one of two daughters. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; attending Hebrew school; antisemitic harassment; her father's draft into the Czech military; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions; her father's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; his return in 1943; her parents' arrest; ghettoization; her parents' return (her father had been tortured); her parents' re-arrest; her mother's return; bringing her father food (she never saw him again); deportation with her mother and sister to Auschwitz; separation from them (she never saw them again); losing hope; an aunt finding her; moving to her barrack; her aunt forcing her to eat; transfer three weeks later to Frankfurt; slave labor constructing roads and airplane hangers; Allied bombings; a death march to Ravensbrück; transfer to another camp two weeks later; slave labor in a munitions factory; improved conditions; transfer to a knitting factory in Jablonec nad Jizerou; liberation; hospitalization in Prague; assistance from the Joint; returning to Solotvyno; and learning her immediate family had been killed. Ms. S. notes losing her belief in God during the war, but regaining it; marriage to a survivor; and the births of her three daughters.