Sound and vision blog

03 August 2009

Recording of the week: Edith Birkin’s powerful life story

In this moving interview, Edith Birkin (née Hofmann) describes her experience during the Holocaust. Born in Prague in 1927 she was sent with her family to the Lodz ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland in 1941, before deportation to Auschwitz. After a death march across Germany she was liberated from Belsen in 1945. 

'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, selected by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item was selected from the Jewish Survivors of the Holocaust collection by Mary Stewart, Oral History curator at the British Library. It was recorded by interviewer Katherine Thompson in 1989.


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