Hilda R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-695) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Lilian Sicular and interpreted by Brenda Marshall
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- April 13, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hilda R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-695). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hilda R., who was born deaf in Vienna, Austria in 1904. She recalls her family; starting work at age sixteen as a seamstress; her marriage to a deaf man; her two daughters; her husband's neglect of the children because they were deaf (he had hoped for hearing children); their divorce; emigration to the United States in 1940 with assistance from a brother already there; having to remain at Ellis Island because they were deaf; and assistance received from the New York Society for the Deaf. Mrs. R. discusses her strong faith in God; gratitude to the United States; visiting her sister in Israel; and her daughters and grandchildren.