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Marian N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1881) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Sara Moss Herz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1881

Videotape testimony of Marian N., who was born in ś-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands in 1938. She has no memory of her German Jewish parents who placed her with a non-Jewish business associate in Geldrop before they hid in 1941. Mrs. N. recalls being moved to the Martins family in Horst, where she posed as a cousin from the city; playing with her "brothers," the Martins' two children; participating in church services and holiday celebrations; attending a convent school; bombings; German soldiers quartered in their home; and receiving candy from Canadian troops who liberated the area. She recounts meeting an uncle who was in the United States military; emigration to the United States in 1946; distress at leaving the Martins; adjustment difficulties in her adoptive family (another uncle); and a pleasurable visit to the Martins in 1959. Mrs. N. discusses her strong affinity for Catholicism; her poor relationship with her adoptive family; the late development of her Jewish consciousness; long believing she had not suffered enough to have an interesting story; and finally telling her story for the sake of her children. She shows documents detailing her parents deportation from Westerbork to Sobibor.

N., Marian, 1938-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
June 12, 1992.
's-Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
Geldrop (Netherlands)
Horst (Netherlands)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marian N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1881). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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