Edith's Story

Edith Kohner was the wife of Franz, the farm administrator who escaped from Czechoslovakia in 1939. In this compelling interview, given in her 80s, Edith describes how she lived with her young family in a converted cow byre. She is grateful to those who helped her to safety. In an interview Edith said "You don't know what freedom is until you lose it. The very word means nothing but when you lose it, it means everything." 

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Edith's Story - Part 1

Edith's Story - Part 2

Edith's Story - Part 3

  • 50 year reunion
  • Franzi, Edith's husband working at the farm
  • Dinah and Ruthie Kohner
  • Edith in Millisle Red Cross 1939-45
  • Edith in Red Cross uniform
  • Farm buildings 1995
  • Lane leading to farm buildings 1995