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Alice M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-790) interviewed by Miriam Forman and Emanuel Landau

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-790

Videotape testimony of Alice M., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1928. She recollects a strong Jewish influence in her childhood; the enthusiastic welcome for German troops in March 1938; anti-Jewish restrictions; an uncle in Venezuela who arranged for their family to go to Trinidad; SS men coming to their home in the middle of the night on Kristallnacht, kicking her father down the stairs and arresting him; her mother arranging for his release; their departure on November 20th; and her confusion and fright. Mrs. M. tells of travel to Amsterdam, then to Trinidad; help received from the small Jewish community; her father's arrest as a potential German spy when war broke out; incarceration with her mother and sister on another island for nine months; release when they received papers for the United States; arrival in New York in November 1940; being welcomed by family; a positive adjustment; her subsequent life; appreciation of the United States; and her good fortune in being able to leave Europe.

Author/Creator
M., Alice, 1928-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
Interview Date
November 15, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alice M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-790). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale Universiy Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1007884
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