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Julianna L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-884) interviewed by Linda Pasternak and Anna Rosen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-884

Videotape testimony of Julianna L., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1927. In this exceptionally detailed testimony, she recalls a comfortable lifestyle; special privileges due to her father's distinguished service as an officer in World War I; Austrian Jews' disdain for Polish Jews; her family's inability to emigrate to Czechoslovakia after the Anschluss (her mother's family was Czech) due to German occupation of the Sudetenland; watching torchlight Nazi parades; and compulsory "Heil Hitler"'s in school. Mrs. L. remembers her father obtaining United States telephone books and writing letters to everyone with their surname; a response from a family which did not have the financial resources to help them; their response that they could support themselves if the American family would sponsor them; her father's arrest on Kristallnacht; and obtaining his release since they could emigrate. She describes her brother's emigration to England; his obtaining documents for her and her parents to follow; life with a foster family; departure for the United States in February 1940; reluctance to discuss their experiences; attending a Methodist college in Kansas; and work for the U.S. Navy translating German documents.

Author/Creator
L., Julianna, 1927-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
May 2, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Julianna L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-884). 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/1029478
Record last modified: 2014-12-03 12:07:00
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