Edith T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3976) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan and Margot Brandes
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1999
- Interview Date
- January 29, 1999.
- 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.
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.