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Ursula K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1341) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Ilene London

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1341

Videotape testimony of Ursula K. who was born in Bremen, Germany in 1927. She recalls her family's move to Budapest shortly after her birth; happy times as part of the German community; a decline in her family's economic circumstances leading to their return to Germany in 1933; Jewish holiday observances; antisemitism in school; her mother's wish to emigrate and her father's refusal; and her sister's emigration to the United States in September 1938. Mrs. K. recounts their arrest on Kristallnacht; release with the other women and children; her father's detainment (she never saw him again); Nazi destruction of Jewish property; expulsion from school; futile attempts to secure her father's release; leaving from Hamburg with her brother on a children's transport to England; separation from her brother; difficulties living with families in Hull; moving to a girls' hostel where she was happier; leaving school at fourteen; secretarial training; working in Harrogate and London; and joining her sister in the United States in 1946. She discusses her sense of isolation in England and how she has come to terms with her losses.

Author/Creator
K., Ursula, 1927-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
February 19, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ursula K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1341). 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/1055914
Record last modified: 2015-06-16 13:56:00
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