Edita W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4128)
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
- Interview Date
- January 15, 1998.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Edita W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4128). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Edita W., who was born in Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1920. She recalls pleasant visits to her grandparents in Dovalovo; working for the Bata shoe company in Zlín and studying; participating in Maccabi ha-Ẓair; returning to Liptovský Mikuláš; working for a local leather company; marriage in August 1939; anti-Jewish laws; obtaining false papers; her employers negotiating to save her from deportation; a policeman warning her family in order to save them from deportation; a friend who was married to a Hlinka guard helping her; hiding with her husband in Jalovec and a forest during the 1944 Slovak uprising; her brother visiting; spending the last weeks of the war in Prosiek; contacts with partisans; returning home after the war; and finding her parents, who had been in hiding, and her sister, who had been deported to camps. Ms. W. discusses her belief that it is a miracle she and her relatives survived. She shows photographs.