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Marta R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-83) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-83

Videotape testimony of Marta R., who was born in a small town in Moravia in 1921. Mrs. R. describes her happy childhood; her gradual awareness of antisemitism; the German occupation; her education and work as a teacher; her marriage; and her and her husband's deportation to Terezín in December, 1942. She tells of daily life in Terezín; her transport, with her husband, to Auschwitz, where they were immediately separated (she never saw him again); her transfer after two weeks to Birnbäumel, a labor camp in a small village; the death march to Gross Rosen, from where she was taken by train to Bergen-Belsen; and her liberation there. Postwar topics include her recovery in Sweden; work in a Jewish orphanage in Prague; emigration to Israel; and her continuing work with children.

Author/Creator
R., Marta, 1921-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
November 5, 1979.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marta R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-83). 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/616909
Record last modified: 2015-06-16 14:31:00
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