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Inge W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1465) interviewed by Roslyn M. Hyman and Barry Cohen,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1465

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.

W., Inge, 1920-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
March 11, 1990.
Gautzsch (Germany)
Leipzig (Germany)
La Paz (Bolivia)
Baltimore (Md.)
Vienna (Austria)
Stuttgart (Germany)
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.
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