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Margalith C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2618) interviewed by Lori S. Klarfeld and Debra L. Rosenthal

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2618

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.

C., Margalith, 1928-
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.
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