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Trudy T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1472) interviewed by Ilene London and Jody Maier

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1472

Videotape testimony of Trudy T., who was born in Heilbronn, Germany in 1924. She recalls her family's assimilated life; attending public school; anti-Jewish regulations, including the expulsion of Jews from schools; attending a Jewish school; her older sister's emigration to Palestine in 1938; her own emigration on a HIAS children's transport to the United States in October 1938; living with a foster family in St. Louis; fear for her family in Germany when Kristallnacht occurred; learning of her brother's emigration to England on a children's transport; the importance of the emotional support of a HIAS social worker; her parents' arrival in 1941; being classified as an enemy alien when the United States entered the war; attending college; marriage in 1944; and her brother's arrival in 1945. Mrs. T. discusses her continuing friendships with German school friends and shows a photograph of the students in her Jewish school, half of whom did not survive.

Author/Creator
T., Trudy, 1924-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
March 15, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Trudy T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1472). 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/1088189
Record last modified: 2015-06-16 14:07:00
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