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Hilda R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-695) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Lilian Sicular and interpreted by Brenda Marshall,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-695

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    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.
    R., Hilda, 1904-
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
    Interview Date
    April 13, 1986.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Hilda R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-695). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Marshall, Brenda, interpreter.
    Sicular, Lilian, interviewer.
    Schiff, Gabriele, interviewer.
    This testimony was conducted in American sign language and interpreted into spoken English.
    Associated material: Nelly M. Holocaust testimony [daughter] (HVT-694), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (22 min.) : col

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