Edith Gelbard was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1932. She lived with her parents, sister and grandmother. After the Nazis annexed Austria in 1938, her family fled to Belgium and then to France. In 1942, her father was murdered in Auschwitz. Edith and her brother were hidden in an orphanage. She was liberated in 1945 and reunited with rest of her family. After the war, she lived in Paris and immigrated to Canada in 1958.
We first interviewed Edith at Baycrest in October 2016, and she came to visit us at Crestwood in January 2017, when Arielle Meyer, Zoe Shen and Sally Li spoke to her..
- 1. Edith Gelbard - Early Life and Family.mp4
- 2. When They Came for Her Family.mp4
- 3. Feelings towards the French; Awareness of Hitler.mp4
- 4. Awareness of the Nazis; Family Photos.mp4
- 5. Anti-Semitism; German Occupation.mp4
- 6. Identity in Hiding.mp4
- 7. Translations.mp4
- 8. Childhood; Leaving Austria.mp4
- 9. Life during the Occupation; Her Father's Death.mp4
- 10. Reuniting with Family.mp4
- 11. Sharing her Story.mp4
- 12. Children and the War; Lessons from the Holocaust.mp4