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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2260

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Ukraine
    Uz︠h︡horod
    England
    Czechoslovakia
    Uz︠h︡horod (Ukraine)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Oradea (Romania)
    Khust (Ukraine)
    London (England)
    Cite As
    Edith G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2260). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Zeiler, Rivie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    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.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (47 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296675
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:44:00
    This page:
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