Still image from Miriam D. Holocaust testimony, May 22 1998
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Miriam D. testimony 1998

Holocaust Testimony

GenreTestimonies
Object IDMD9805_02_VA
AVT #127
Date of Recording22 May 1998

InterviewerKrell, Robert
Duration1h 56m 1.0s
LanguageEnglish
SynopsisMiriam D. was born in Transylvania, Romania on July 15, 1929. She describes her family. They lived in Arad, Romania. She describes the Jewish community. She recalls German occupation and being forced from the family’s apartment. She recalls how relatives were taken to forced labour camps. She describes Hungarian occupation and Soviet liberation in 1945. Miriam describes the conditions living under Soviet occupation. She discusses her involvement in Zionist youth organizations. She describes preparing to live on a kibbutz and attempting to travel to Israel in 1947. She explains how her boat was diverted to Cyprus by British forces and everyone was put into a camp. She describes her release and immigration to Israel. She describes her military service. She describes her marriage and her children. She describes moving to Canada. She discusses sharing her experience. 
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RightsThe University of British Columbia | Holocaust Documentation Project | Consent to Record and Retain Records on file
NoteTestimony was simultaneously recorded on video and audio cassette.
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.