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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.

Author/Creator
O., Mimi, 1926?-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1985
Interview Date
January 30, 1985.
Locale
Czechoslovakia
Mariánské Lázně (Czech Republic)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Kolín (Czech Republic)
London (England)
England
Wales
Cheltenham (England)
Palestine
Language
English
Copies
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.