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Edith T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3976) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan and Margot Brandes

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3976

Videotape testimony of Edith T., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1927, the older of two sisters. She recounts her middle class, assimilated family; attending public school; increasing antisemitism; Austrians welcoming the Germans during the Anschluss; anti-Jewish restrictions and harassment; expulsion from school; her father's friend, who had joined the Nazi party, warning them to leave; traveling with her parents and sister to Aachen; her parents obtaining false papers for her and her sister, then leaving them on a train to enter Belgium; her parents joining them at a farmhouse, having been smuggled across the border; living in Antwerp for eight months; emigration to Cardiff; attending school; relatives in the United States arranging their emigration; arrival in 1940; her father's death in 1945; working and attending university; marriage; the births of three children; her career as an occupational therapist; and her husband's death in 1997. Ms. T. notes visiting Vienna in 1990; and the deaths of relatives who were not able to emigrate before the war. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
T., Edith, 1925-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1999
Interview Date
January 29, 1999.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edith T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3976). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4564351
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