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Ivy B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2351) interviewed by Maureen Moffitt Wilt and Mary Grace Lanese,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2351

Videotape testimony of Ivy B., who was born in Australia in 1919. She speaks of studying child development psychology in London in 1946; working from 1947 onward at the Anna Freud Centre with children liberated from concentration camps; Anna Freud's staff; and the organization of the Centre. Mrs. B. relates stories of the children undergoing individual psychological treatment; the effects of concentration camps on children; their hoarding of food and food fights; language difficulties; sleep disturbances and night horrors; individual fears related to their experiences; the effect of separation from their families; visits from potential American foster parents; unsuccessful adoption attempts; and exceptionally close bonds among the children. She tells of her respect for the committee ladies from the West London Synagogue; Rabbi Hugo Green of London; American Jewish foster parents; and her gratitude to and respect for Anna Freud and the staff who worked with the children.

B., Ivy, 1919-
Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
Interview Date
March 16, 1994.
Lingfield (England)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ivy B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2351). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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