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Emmy K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1634) interviewed by Jody Maier and Herbert Hane

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1634

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.

Author/Creator
K., Emmy, 1939-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
February 10, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1089251
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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