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Ruth K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2406) interviewed by Josie Riger and Alys Kremer Grossman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2406

Videotape testimony of Ruth K., who was born in Niedermendig, Germany in 1935. She recalls hearing of her father's arrest on Kristallnacht; his internment in Dachau where he suffered a heart attack; his release; her mother selling the family jewelry to finance their departure from Germany in 1939; traveling through Portugal to Brazil; and their emigration to the United States two years later. Mrs. K. discusses what happened to members of her extended family; a memorial in Niedermending dedicated to her family; and her father never talking about Dachau.

K., Ruth, 1935-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
March 12, 1992.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ruth K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2406). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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