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Olga W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-957) interviewed by Linda Pasternak and Brenda Steifel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-957

Videotape testimony of Olga W., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1913. She remembers a pleasant lifestyle as an assimilated family; her perception of Frankfurt as having a liberal atmosphere and absence of antisemitism; participation in a "study group" to combat antisemitism in 1931; expulsion from law school in 1933; efforts to emigrate; marriage in 1933; and her family's emigration to Holland and hers to Porto, Portugal. Mrs. W. describes the small German-Jewish community; a 1936 visit to her in-laws in Germany; awareness of the imminence of war; bringing her parents, sister and parents-in-law to Portugal; the influx of refugees; and emigration to the United States. She notes how fortunate they were to have had made the choice to leave when they did.

Author/Creator
W., Olga, 1913-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
November 21, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Olga W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-957). 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/1055921
Record last modified: 2015-03-26 16:41:00
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