Edith Zierer

  • Recording Date: September 8, 1946
  • Duration: 22:16
  • Spools: 9-116B
  • Location: Bellevue, France; OPEJ children's home
  • Languages: German

Biographical Information

  • Name: Edith Zierer
  • Age: 15
  • Birthplace: Katowice, Poland
  • Gender: female
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Marital Status: unmarried
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: Katowice, Poland
  • Interned At: Krakow Ghetto, Plaszow, Skarżysko-Kamienna, Częstochowa
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Częstochowa, Poland
  • Liberated By: Russia

Commentary

 Short interviews with orphan charges at the Bellevue home for displaced Jewish orphans funded by French and American Jewish charities (run by Lena Kuechler, another Boder interviewee) grant us something like a child's eye view of the Holocaust. Unlike her classmates, fifteen-year-old Edith Zierer could not elude the Germans. Her ... Read full commentary »