Hedi S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-794) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Peggy Morton
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- November 17, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hedi S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-794). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Hedi S., who was born in Mainz, Germany in 1904. She recalls her sheltered life as the only child of a prosperous, assimilated family; attending a Jewish elementary school; traveling with her parents; marriage and divorce; and cordial relations with non-Jews. Mrs. S. recalls the anti-Jewish boycott in Berlin; her father's death in 1935; deciding to emigrate for her son's sake; obtaining a visa through American relatives; being searched when leaving in 1937; and learning of her former parents-in-law's suicide. She describes several jobs after arriving in New York; her mother's arrival in 1938; support from her synagogue; her rewarding job with HIAS; and pride in her son's success in the United States.