Vera R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-849) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Susan Millen
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- March 27, 1992.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Vera R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-849). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Vera R., who was born in Mainz, Germany in 1930. Mrs. R. relates antisemitism in school; her family's move to Le Vésinet, France in 1938; her father's refusal to emigrate to the United States to join his family because of their good life in France; his incarceration as a German immediately after war broke out; fleeing with her mother to southern France; her father joining them; and internment in Rivesaltes. She recalls boarding a train with her parents; being taken off by a friend of her parents; receiving a letter her mother wrote on the way to Drancy; being hidden on a farm in Carcassonne, a children's home, a monastery and on a farm near Clermont-Ferrand; a wonderful life in an orphanage after the war; emigration to New York in January 1947; adjustment difficulties; and marrying a concentration camp survivor. Mrs. R. discusses her worst memory of parting from her parents; hopes of finding them; and the importance of family and children to her.