Sonia R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1450) interviewed by Zelda Kaplan and Jan Darsa
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1990
- Interview Date
- December 20, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sonia R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1450). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sonia R., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925. She recounts her parents' divorce when she was three; living with her father; the painting of Stars of David on his shop windows in 1935; having to attend a Jewish school (the Goldschmidt School); participating in Zionist organizations; her father's harassment during a business trip; visits to family members in Poland and England who doubted that the Nazis represented a real danger; attending the 1936 Olympics; her father's marriage in 1937 in New York to an American for emigration purposes; receiving a United States visa; a parting visit from her mother; emigration to the United States via Paris; reception by members of her stepmother's family; and her father's arrival in October 1938. Mrs. R. discusses Goldschmidt School reunions and the strong sense of pride in her Jewish identity instilled by her father.