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Hedi S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-794) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Peggy Morton,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-794

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.

S., Hedi, 1904-
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
Interview Date
November 17, 1986.
Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
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.
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