Olga W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-957) interviewed by Linda Pasternak and Brenda Steifel
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
- Interview Date
- November 21, 1987.
- 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.
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.