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Edith Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1245) interviewed by Jodie Frank and Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1245

Videotape testimony of Edith Z., who was born in Olkusz, Poland in 1921, one of four children. She recounts attending public and Hebrew schools; German invasion; fleeing briefly; ghettoization; transfer with a brother and sister to the Będzin ghetto; forced labor as a seamstress; a round-up (her brother was shot, her sister disappeared); deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau in 1943; meeting her future husband; a death march to Ravensbrück; transfer to Neustadt/Glewe; liberation by United States troops; traveling to Terezín; returning home; learning no one in her immediate family had survived; marriage; moving to Föhrenwald displaced persons camp; her daughter's birth; and emigration to the United States with assistance from HIAS.

Author/Creator
Z., Edith, 1921-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
November 24, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edith Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1245). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.