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Charlotte K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1147) interviewed by Marsha Grossman and Alan Lucas

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1147

Videotape testimony of Charlotte K., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1903. She recalls interest in her brother's books; participation in youth movements; marriage in 1927; the birth of two sons in Germany; emigration to France in 1933; the birth of two more sons; seeing her parents for the last time in 1939; and moving to Limoges in 1940. She recounts her husband's attempts to obtain emigration papers; his arrest by French police and release because his two youngest sons were French; receiving exit papers in August 1941; travel to Madrid and Portugal; receiving assistance from an ORT representative; and the ship journey to New York via Havana. Mrs. K. details the help provided by her husband's relatives, who left Berlin in 1931; her husband's death in 1942; and her injury in an automobile accident resulting in months of separation from her children.

Author/Creator
K., Charlotte, 1903-
Published
Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Holocaust Oral History Project, 1989
Interview Date
March 9, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Charlotte K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1147). 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/1058020
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:09:00
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