Edith F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3737) interviewed by Stefanie Brauer and Maximilian Preisler
- Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1997
- Interview Date
- November 29, 1997.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Edith F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3737). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Edith F., who was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1920. She recounts her wealthy, assimilated home; attending Czech and German schools; private religious instruction at home; meeting her future husband at age fifteen; moving to London in 1938 when Austria was annexed by Germany; frequently returning to Prague, sometimes without her parents; leaving immediately after occupation with her future husband (his family remained, were deported, and killed); letters from relatives in Theresienstadt; leaving London for Exeter after the war began; emigrating to Brazil; marriage; learning her father-in-law had perished; moving to São Paulo; raising their children as non-Jews, although they knew they were Jewish; her husband's successful academic and writing career; her father's brief return to Prague immediately after the war; his reclaiming some property; remaining in Brazil due to the communist government in Czechoslovakia; leaving for Europe in 1972; and living in several places, eventually settling in Munich. Ms. F. discusses the deaths of many relatives; her children's lives; her husband's biography; and his burial in a Prague Jewish cemetery.