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Rita K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1384) interviewed by Samuel Kenner,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1384

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    Videotape testimony of Rita K., who was born in 1924 in Memmelsdorf, Germany. She recalls the family's move to Wendelstein in 1930, then to Nuremberg in 1935; attending a Jewish school; participating in a Jewish sports group until 1938; emigration of family members to South America; and being part of the last confirmation class at the Great Synagogue in the spring of 1938. Mrs. K. remembers the destruction of friends' homes on Kristallnacht; leaving with a children's transport to England in January 1939; her parents' and brother's departure for the United States in July 1939; and her reunion with them in the United States in August 1939. She discusses her feelings of guilt at having survived. In a second interview Mrs. K. shows photos of her family and the Great Synagogue and documents and letters she obtained from the Red Cross indicating her grandparents' and aunt's deportation. She notes she attended a reunion of Nuremberg survivors in 1988.
    K., Rita, 1924-
    Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1989
    Interview Date
    July 7, 1989 and August 14, 1989.
    Nuremberg (Germany)
    Memmelsdorf (Bamberg, Germany)
    Wendelstein (Mittelfranken, Germany)
    Cite As
    Rita K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1384). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kenner, Samuel, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (41 min. and 10 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Crystal Night, 1938.

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