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Mimi O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-520) interviewed by Minda Jaffe

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-520

Videotape testimony of Mimi O., who was born in approximately 1926. Ms. O. recalls growing up in Mariánské Lázně, Czechoslovakia; her family's affluence; participating in a Zionist youth organization; destruction of Jewish stores during Kristallnacht; traveling with her parents to Prague the next day; living in Kolín; German invasion; a non-Jew deceiving Germans who wanted to arrest Ms. O.'s father; traveling on a children's transport to England; living on a Zionist organization farm; receiving letters from her family through the Red Cross; the group moving to a castle in Wales; learning her parents and brother had emigrated to Palestine in January 1940; German bombings; joining her uncle in London; marriage to an American soldier in Cheltenham; her husband's deployment to France for a year; visiting her family in Palestine after the war; and emigration to the United States. Ms. O. discusses her sense of never feeling quite at home in the United States.

O., Mimi, 1926?-
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1985
Interview Date
January 30, 1985.
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mimi O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-520). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.