Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Edith Roth - March 28, 1982

Mental Effects from Experience

Do your experiences ever um, do you remember them during the day?

Oh, I got nightmares forever.

You have nightmares?


Are they about what you went through, about your experiences?

No, mostly with my children or some place. If I am in a concentration camp, it's someplace while chasing my children.

But not, you don't, you don't dream about your parents or your-that too? During the day, sometimes, when you're...

Many times, when you're just caught off guard you


those takes nobody. Oh, every year on holidays, and every year I go to this migraine where I wind up in the hospital. I'm suffering with migraines since I saw my father getting kicked, that's when I just, you know, when you see somebody physically hit, it's, I don't know, but I'm suffering from my headache ever since. Big ones, bad ones.

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