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Claudine K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1971) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Geoffrey H. Hartman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1971

Videotape testimony of Claudine K., who was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1944. She relates her parents' experience hiding with assistance from a non-Jew; her father's and grandparents' arrest; their deportation to Auschwitz; a German officer helping her pregnant mother; her father's postwar return from Auschwitz; and her mother's constant sadness. Mrs. K. describes the psychological impact of her father's stories and the effect of her parents' experiences on the family's complex relations. She attributes her decision to move to America to her need to find her own coping mechanism.

K., Claudine, 1944-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
February 22, 1993.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub, and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Claudine K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1971). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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