Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Victoria Cohen

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.24 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0024

Victoria Cohen, born in Monastir, Turkey (present day Bitola, Macedonia), describes life before the war; her education in French schools; her marriage to a wealthy man before the war and the birth of her son in 1937; secretly escaping to Italy with her husband and child where they received forged Albanian passports; relocating to Rome and staying in a hotel for a year; hiding their Jewish identity; playing cards with the Gestapo; seeing the Jewish Brigade and the retreat of the Nazis; declining an invitation from some Germans to flee after the British came; staying in Rome after the war; finding out about her brother in Chile; her views on who is at fault for the Holocaust; and her family now.


Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Interviewee
Victoria Cohen
Interviewer
Ilana Solowiejczyk
Date
interview:  2009 December 11
Language
Spanish
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:44:05
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn73233