Aron Bell describes his brothers Arthur Butler Arthur Meier describes his family's struggle to emigrate Betty Goldberg Betty Goldberg tells how she avoided being arrested. E. Edward Herman recalls being abandoned in Budapest E. Edward Herman recalls when his father left Warsaw E. Edward Herman talks about trying to survive in Warsaw E. Edward Herman tells about life in the Warsaw Ghetto Edith Simon Edith Simon discusses Kristallnacht Essie, Esia Shor, Levine Fred Wysocki recounts being taken as a POW of the German Army Fred Wysocki remembers liberation Fred Wysocki tells about feeding former camp prisoners Fred Wysocki tells about liberation Ginette Hirsch tells how her parents helped Jewish refugees Ginette Hirsch recounts when her family fled their home. Ginette Hirsch tells how her father was arrested Ginette Hirsch tells how she was liberated Halina Herman tells what life was like as a hidden child Jerry Rawicki Judith Szentivanyi (nee Szasz) describes selections at Auschwitz Lawrence Fuller describes a concentration camp Lawrence Fuller describes what he witnessed after liberation Lawrence Fuller talks about Ebensee Concentration Camp Lillian Bielski (nee Ticktin) describes Tuvia Bielski's leadership Lillian Bielski (nee Ticktin) tells how Tuvia convinced others to join them in the woods Lillian Bielski (nee Ticktin) talks about life under Nazi occupation Magda Quittner Marie Silverman (Berkovic) tells how she and her sister escaped a transit camp Mickey Quittner Mickey Quittner discusses his experiences Mickey Quittner tells how he was forced to eat on Yom Kippur Paul Temmer discusses living in the ghetto Paul Temmer discusses Raoul Wallenberg Paul Temmer discusses the loss of his family's valuables Paul Temmer remembers staying in a bomb shelter Paul Temmer talks about his first experience with antisemitism Paul Temmer talks about Nazi occupation Paul Temmer tells about having to share his home with strangers Paul Temmer tells how he was moved into the ghetto Paul Temmer tells how his property was inventoried by a neighbor Philip Peper talks about the Dutch Underground Philip Peper tells how he made a hiding place Salomon Pila Salomon Wainberg Samuel Schryver talks about surviving in Westerbork Transit Camp Toni Rinde Walter Loebenberg talks about Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) Yetti Sterensis tells about going to Germany to work Yetti Sterensis recalls her family's move into the ghetto Yetti Sterensis recalls visiting her father Yetti Sterensis tells how her family bought food in the ghetto Yetti Sterensis tells how she got false papers


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Presented in memory of Abraham W. and Ruth Lipsman

E. Edward Herman talks about trying to survive in Warsaw

First Name:Emil, Edward
Last Name:Herman
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City:Warsaw, Katowice

  Edward Herman was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1931 into an affluent Jewish family and has one sister.  When he was only one, his family moved to Katowice.  When he ended the first grade, his family moved back to Warsaw.  The family moved in with his grandfather and his father soon left to join the Soviet army.

After the Germans occupied Warsaw, his father returned in hopes to bring the rest of his family to the Soviet-controlled area of Poland, but his mother refused to leave.   His father returned to the Soviet army.

For the next few years, Edward, his mother and sister were forced to live in the Warsaw Ghetto.  Often, his mother would leave the ghetto walls, passing as a Christian, in order to bring back food.  When the Germans began liquidating the ghetto, he hid in the attic of the home of a Christian family.  His mother was able to get papers for him to cross over to Budapest, Hungary. He left with three other Jewish men.

When they reached Budapest, he was to be cared for by one of the men, but was abandoned.  Edward lived on the streets until an orphanage was formed. He lived there until his mother, sister and aunt arrived and he moved in with his aunt.  In the end of 1944, he was liberated.  He did not reunite with his father for ten years.

Eventually he emigrated to Canada where he attended school and received his doctorate. 

Presented in memory of Abraham W. and Ruth Lipsman