Mary G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-586) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Eileen Anderson
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
- Interview Date
- May 6, 1985.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Mary G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-586). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Mary B., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1908. She tells of her orthodox family; moving to Graz in 1935 to prepare for emigration to Palestine; returning to Vienna in 1937; German annexation of Austria; one brother's escape to Switzerland and another's to Belgium; his placing an advertisement in a British paper to find a position for her; receiving an offer of employment and a visa from a British family; the difficult parting from her parents; seeing her brother in Belgium en route; and arrival in London. She describes living in Torquay; her employer's dissatisfaction with her; support given by the local Quaker church; making friends through a local refugee club; leaving for London after eighteen months; being caught in the blitzkrieg in Manchester; remaining and working as a waitress and in a factory; reunion with her third brother who was a United States army officer; postwar work in Bloomsbury House, a refugee support organization; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. G. recalls learning of her parents' deportation to Minsk (they did not survive); adjustment problems in America; marriage in 1948; and her daughter's birth in 1950.