Marianne S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1488) interviewed by Susan W. Needle and Myra Katz
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- April 4, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marianne S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1488). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marianne S., who was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1933 and raised in Steinsfurt, where all the Jews were her relatives. She recalls her uncle's emigration to St. Louis in 1936; her father's reluctance to leave; the wanton destruction of their home on Kristallnacht; her father's arrest and imprisonment in Dachau; the remaining Jews moving into her family's house for safety; receiving food from a non-Jewish tradesman; her father's release from Dachau; harassment by officials as they traveled through Germany in 1940 to leave for the United States; Italian soldiers harassing Jews on the ship in Genoa harbor; and arrival in St. Louis. Mrs. S. notes the family received reparations; her visit to Steinsfurt in 1956; and shows photographs and the family tree, given to her son by the mayor of Steinsfurt.