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Frances L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1901) interviewed by Rochelle Karp and Alice Epstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1901

Videotape testimony of Frances L., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1921. She recalls her assimilated and wealthy family's disbelief that conditions in Germany would impact them; the Anschluss; anti-Jewish restrictions; her brother's emigration to Belgium; emigrating with her father to Amsterdam in 1938; her mother joining them later (she had refused to emigrate earlier); German invasion in May 1940; marriage, and moving to Tilburg. Mrs. L. recounts her brother's escape attempt through France (he perished in Auschwitz); her son's birth in 1942; hiding in several locations over the next two years; the births of two more sons; receiving assistance from the Dutch underground; liberation in October 1944 by British troops; emigrating to the United States in 1951; and her parent's return to Vienna. She notes her family did not discuss their war experiences and that her children are well adjusted with children of their own.

Author/Creator
L., Frances, 1921-
Published
Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Oral History Project, 1992
Interview Date
August 6, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Frances L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1901). 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/1072618
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:10:00
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