Sibylle H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1272) interviewed by Peter Merry and Christa Marden
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1988
- Interview Date
- March 4, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sibylle H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1272). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sibylle H., a non-Jew, who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1920. She recalls living in a wealthy area with Jewish families; moving to Wannsee at age eleven; her family's anti-Hitler sentiments; her father's death in 1933; her only Jewish classmate's emigration to England; attending the 1936 Olympics; her mother's death; working as a hospital nurse; and dismay when her friend (her guardian's daughter) was pleased by the Kristallnacht destruction. Mrs. H. recounts a former mental hospital where the patients disappeared; rumors of their suspicious deaths; marriage in 1941; her husband's anti-Nazi sentiments; anti-Jewish restrictions; attempting to give food to Jews; watching Jews being forced into boxcars; discussions with friends about resistance to Hitler; learning of concentration camps; and moving to Oberstdorf, Germany and Mittelberg, Austria with her child in 1943. She discusses her husband's military service and contemporary German attitudes.