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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1384

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.

Author/Creator
K., Rita, 1924-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1989
Interview Date
July 7, 1989 and August 14, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rita K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1384). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.