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Edita W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4128)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4128

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.

Author/Creator
W., Edita, 1920-
Published
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1998
Interview Date
January 15, 1998.
Language
Slovak
Copies
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.