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Susi R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1652) interviewed by Susanne Glaser and Marjorie Gordon,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1652

Videotape testimony of Susi R., who was born in Germany in 1929 and grew up in Eisenach. She recalls implementation of anti-Jewish restrictions; her parents' close friendship with a non-Jewish woman; Kristallnacht; their friend smuggling her father to Brussels; living with her mother in Cologne, then Aachen; reuniting with her father in Brussels in January 1939; fleeing to Paris after the German invasion; her father's incarceration in Le Vernet (the last time she heard of him); and returning to Belgium. She recounts her mother arranging for her to live in a convent in Louvain in the summer of 1942; visits with her mother; arrival of United States troops in September 1944; moving to Hamburg in 1945 with her mother and her mother's second husband; visiting their friend in Eisenach; emigration to the United States with her family in 1949; and receiving confirmation in 1980 of her father's death in Auschwitz.

R., Susi, 1929-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
March 3, 1991.
Eisenach (Germany)
Cologne (Germany)
Aachen (Germany)
Brussels (Belgium)
Louvain (Belgium)
Paris (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Susi R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1652). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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