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Maria W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1714) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Michael Alpert,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1714

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    Videotape testimony of Maria W., who was born in Belz, Russia in approximately 1908. She recalls the burning of Belz during World War I; she and her family walking for two months to Vienna; extreme poverty; one brother's emigration to the United States; attending gymnasium; her father's death in 1928; working in a knitting factory; marriage in 1933; working in her husband's knitting factory; their relative affluence; her son's birth; her husband's arrest; a non-Jewish maid who found money her husband had hidden and gave it to her; his release upon promising to leave Austria the next month; being swindled out of much of their money; emigration to London via Zurich and Paris; moving to Bournemouth for their son's health; assistance from a Jewish family with whom they are still friends; bringing the rest of her family out of Austria; and emigration to the United States. Ms. W. discusses childhood visits to Belz and Rava-Russkai︠a︡; her family settling in England and Uruguay; saving a family Torah from a synagogue in Vienna and donating it to her present synagogue; and becoming ill on every postwar visit to Vienna. She shows documents, photographs, and memorabilia.
    W., Maria, 1908?-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    April 2, 1990.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Belz (Ukraine)
    Rava-Rusʹka (Ukraine)
    Zurich (Switzerland)
    Paris (France)
    London (England)
    Bournemouth (England)
    Cite As
    Maria W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1714). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blum-Dobkin, Toby, interviewer.
    Alpert, Michael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 37 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar effects.
    Aid by non-Jews.

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