Margalith C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2618) interviewed by Lori S. Klarfeld and Debra L. Rosenthal
- Kansas City, Kansas : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
- Interview Date
- July 19, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Margalith C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2618). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Margalith C., who was born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1928. She recounts her parents' move to Scheveningen, Netherlands (her father was Dutch); German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; having to move to Utrecht with her mother; her father joining them; a policeman warning them of round-ups; her mother receiving a deportation notice in summer 1942; feigning appendicitis so her mother would not go; moving to Amsterdam; receiving another deportation notice in 1943; finding a hiding place for them with her aunt's landlady in the Hague; the landlady's daughter finding another place for her through the underground; staying in two homes as a domestic; discovering her aunt and uncle hiding in one (they were found and deported after she left); returning to her parents (they were hiding near Utrecht); living in a hut in the marshes; extreme hunger during winter 1944/45; moving to another hut when theirs was to be flooded; liberation; living in Utrecht; marriage; and emigration to the United States in 1959. Ms. C. discusses constant fear during the war; appreciation for the non-Jews who saved them; having one family recognized by Yad Vashem; and physical and emotional problems resulting from her experiences.