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Lore F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-698) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff and interpreted by Margaret Ransom

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-698

Videotape testimony of Lore F., who was born in Thüngen, Germany in 1931. She recalls pleasant memories as the only child in a wealthy home; fond relations with cousins; brief attendance at a school for the deaf in Berlin; withdrawal from school after a few weeks because her mother thought she was too young; return to school in 1937 for six months; and withdrawal again because of rumors that handicapped people were being sterilized. Mrs. F. describes observing expressions of fear everywhere; neighbors being taken to jail; her father's emigration to the United States; a physical examination to obtain exit documents in which she did not speak at all in order to hide her deafness from the doctor; the ship journey at age six during which she also hid her deafness; and relief at arrival because she could finally speak. Mrs. F. discusses the importance of telling her story, especially for deaf people to realize the treatment of the handicapped by the Nazis; relating her experiences to her children; and anticipating telling her grandchildren.

Author/Creator
F., Lore, 1931-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
Interview Date
April 14, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Lore F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-698). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1001181
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