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Sonia R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1450) interviewed by Zelda Kaplan and Jan Darsa,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1450

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.

R., Sonia, 1925-
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1990
Interview Date
December 20, 1990.
Berlin (Germany)
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.
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