Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Edith Roth - March 28, 1982


The following is an interview with Mrs. Edith Roth on the morning of March 28th, 1982, at her home in Oak Park, Michigan. The interviewer is Sidney Bolkosky. Okay, let's make sure we're... Could you tell me your name please?

My name is Edith Roth now. I was born Edith Lebowitz.

And where are you from?

I am from Uzhgorod, Czechoslovakia.

We should spell it. It's U-Z-H-G-O-R-O-D?

Yeah, yeah.

And during the war um, where were you during the war? What places?

Uh, I was in Auschwitz and in Bruntál. Bruntál it was in south Czechoslovakia. Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia.

All right and then um, you came to the United States, when?

No, not after the war, when the war was over, I went back home to Uzhgorod. I was freed with my two sisters and uh, we went back home to see who else is alive.

When did you come to the United States?

In 1950.

And you became an American citizen?

Yeah, 5 years later.

Now, you understand that um, the material on the tape will go for educational use in the Holocaust Memorial Center, right?

Yes I do, yes I do.

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