Greta M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1700) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 12, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Greta M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1700). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Greta M., who was born in Krásny Brod, Czechoslovakia in 1937. She recounts moving to Humenné when she was two; her large, extended family; her grandmother, aunt, and uncle emigrating to the United States; her father losing his government job due to anti-Jewish laws; expulsion from school; having to wear the yellow star; non-Jews helping them avoid deportation; obtaining false papers as non-Jews; leaving Humenné in 1943 when it became too dangerous; living in Kosiče and Bratislava; renting an apartment in a small town; fleeing from a German raid while being shot at; being hidden by non-Jewish farmers in a village; hiding in a bunker when warned by partisans of German raids; her mother trying to keep up her education; liberation in May 1945 by Soviet troops; returning to Humenné; reunion with her grandparents and aunt; attending school; reclaiming her Jewish identity through Hashomer Hatzair; and emigration to the United States in December 1948 to join their relatives. Ms. M. discusses stress and fear while in hiding; sharing her experiences with her husband and children; and participating in a child survivor's group. She shows photographs and a document.