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Oral history interview with Edit (Dita) Kraus

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.81 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0081

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Edit (Dita) Kraus, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic) on July 12, 1929, describes her assimilated Jewish family; going into the Terezin (Theresienstadt) ghetto in 1942; participating in cultural activities in the ghetto, including operas, drawing and painting, and taking art lessons from Friedl Brandeis; the death of many of her older relatives in the ghetto; being sent to Auschwitz in December 1943, where she thought about committing suicide; being moved to a work camp in Hamburg, Germany, where she removed debris of collapsed buildings and worked in distilleries along the Elba River; being sent to another forced labor camp, Neugraben, then camp Tiefstock, and then to Bergen Belsen; her return to Prague; and her immigration to Israel.

Interviewee
Edit Kraus
Date
1992 March 24  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
11 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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