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Edita W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4128)

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4128

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    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.
    W., Edita, 1920-
    Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
    Interview Date
    January 15, 1998.
    Liptovský Mikuláš (Slovakia)
    Dovalovo (Slovakia)
    Zlín (Czech Republic)
    Jalovec (Slovakia)
    Prosiek (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Edita W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4128). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    This testimony is in Slovak.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 4 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.

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