Susi R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1652) interviewed by Susanne Glaser and Marjorie Gordon
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
- Interview Date
- March 3, 1991.
- 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.
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.