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Edith G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2260) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2260

Videotape testimony of Edith G., who was born in Ungvár, Czechoslovakia (presently Uz︠h︡horod, Ukraine) in 1929, the oldest of three children in an affluent family. She recounts Hungarian occupation; attending a Hungarian school; German occupation; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz six weeks later; separation from her parents and brothers; cousins hiding her during selections; transfer to Stutthof, then another camp; slave labor in a munitions factory; POWs sharing food with them from Red Cross packages; a death march; her cousins supporting her; escaping together; liberation by Soviet troops; assistance from Jewish-Soviet soldiers; traveling with her cousins to Warsaw, then a nearby displaced persons camp; returning home; learning her parents and brothers did not survive; traveling to Nagyvarad (Oradea), Khust, then Czechoslovakia; emigration to London to join her uncle; living briefly in a children's home, then with her uncle; visiting another uncle in the United States; marrying a childhood friend there; and the births of two daughters. Ms. G. discusses difficulties sharing her experiences with her daughters, and her continuing close relationships with her cousins, to whom she attributes her survival.

Author/Creator
G., Edith, 1929-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1991
Interview Date
June 27, 1991.
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
Edith G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2260). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.