Emmy K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1634) interviewed by Jody Maier and Herbert Hane
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
- Interview Date
- February 10, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Emmy K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1634). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Emmy K., who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1939. She recounts her parents' active support of the Social Democrats; her father losing his job after the German invasion; the birth of a sister in 1942; being placed in hiding, separated from her family, with a minister in Wieringermeer Polder; having to change hiding places several times; the terror of waiting alone in a dark room between hiding places; liberation by Canadian troops in May 1945; reunion with her mother and sisters; and learning her father had been deported and killed. Mrs. K. discusses the experiences of other family members that had been told to her; difficulties adjusting to her family again; studying in Israel in 1961; marriage there to an American Jew; emigration to the United States with her husband and baby daughter in 1967; and the impact of her war experiences on rearing her own children. She shows photographs and a diary her parents had written about her.