Inge W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1465) interviewed by Roslyn M. Hyman and Barry Cohen
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- March 11, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Inge W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1465). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Inge W., one of seven children, who was born in Gautzsch, Germany in 1920. She recalls her father's local importance as a physician; the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses in April 1933, including her father's practice; the Nuremberg laws resulting in increasing hardships; participation in Jewish youth, sports and cultural activities; attending the 1936 Olympics; expulsion from school in 1937; attending a teacher training course in Stuttgart for one year; teaching at the Leipzig Jewish school until October 1938; Kristallnacht, which caused her family to attempt emigration; her boyfriend's emigration to the United States; and emigration with her family in 1939 to Bolivia. Mrs. W. recounts marrying her boyfriend during the ship's stop in Baltimore; working in La Paz; joining her husband in the United States in February 1940; his military service beginning in 1943; joining her husband in Germany as a translator for the United States military after the war; living in Vienna for five years; and working for HIAS after their return to the United States and to the present time. She shows German documents.