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Hilde L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1898) interviewed by Alice Epstein and Rochelle Karp

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1898

Videotape testimony of Hilde L., who was born in Aldenhoven, Germany in 1924. She describes her family's orthodoxy; attending a Catholic school; expulsion of Jewish students in 1937; attending a Jewish school; moving to Aachen; her father's arrest on Kristallnacht; his incarceration in Buchenwald and release a month later provided he would leave Germany; his journey to Belgium with her sister; her mother's painful departure from her seven sisters, most of whom perished during the war; traveling to Belgium with her mother using false papers in 1939; reunion with her sister and father in Brussels; and emigration from Antwerp to the United States in 1940. Mrs. L. recounts attending business school in New York; helping her parents on their poultry farm in New Jersey; marriage; the births of two daughters, and her subsequent life. She discusses missing the pleasures of youth; visits to Germany, including a reunion sponsored by the Aachen municipality in 1992; and she shows family photographs.

Author/Creator
L., Hilde, 1924-
Published
Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Holocaust Oral History Project, 1992
Interview Date
May 14, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hilde L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1898). 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/1072622
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:10:00
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