Trudy Marx Friedler Transcript
Marx Friedler, Trudy
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue--Hungary. , Holocaust survivors. , Antisemitism--Hungary. , Authors. , Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. , Diplomats--Hungary. , Diplomats--Sweden. , Men--Personal narratives. , Submarines (Ships)
Gertrude Friedler tells of her time as a Jewish child of a single mother living in a Jewish orphanage when the Germans marched into Austria in 1938, and her experience of growing up during World War II. She describes her mother's ousting from various apartments during the occupation of Vienna, attending Jewish schools and eventually joining the Zionist Youth Organization and volunteering to work in factories and on farms for Nazis, receiving Jewish documents and rations, and eventually going into hiding with her mother. During this time, the two lived on a U-boat docked in the Danube River, wandered in the Austrian Catacombs, and stayed in parks while working with other Jews in hiding to survive before being liberated by American troops in 1945.
This collection was donated by Norman Carlson of the Wallenberg Committee and George Browder of the Goldbloom Memorial Fund Committee. This collection comprises recorded oral histories from two living history day events focused on interviewing Holocaust survivors. This collection comprises oral history recordings on broadcast video cassette, VHS cassette, and audio cassette. All of which have been digitized as MP4 files. This collection is arranged into two major series, Series A. Interview Recordings and Series B. Interview Transcripts. Both of these series are in separate arrangements, the first level being the committee that created the recordings and the sub series level by last name of interviewee in alphabetical order.