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Greta M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1700) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1700

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.

Author/Creator
M., Greta, 1937-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
November 12, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4295947
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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