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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1901

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Netherlands
    Austria
    Vienna (Austria)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Tilburg (Netherlands)
    Cite As
    Frances L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1901). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Karp, Rochelle, interviewer.
    Epstein, Alice, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Hiding.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1072618
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:44:00
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