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Laure K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2481) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2481

Videotape testimony of Laure K., who was born in Philippsburg, Germany in 1925. She recalls increased anti-Jewish restrictions from 1933 onward; unsuccessful efforts to emigrate; attending a Jewish school; her father's arrest on Kristallnacht and release from Dachau in December; deportation with her family in October 1940 to Gurs; primitive conditions; her grandmother's death; the family's transfer to Rivesaltes; attending ORT classes; leaving Rivesaltes to work in a children's home; placement of her younger brother in a French home; her sister living in a home run by the scouting movement, then hiding with a family; avoiding deportation with false papers provided by the underground; deportation of her aunt, cousin, mother, older brother, and father; and liberation by United States troops in August 1944. Mrs. K. describes the reunion with her sister, younger brother, and grandfather and emigrating to the United States in 1947.

K., Laure, 1925-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
November 13, 1992.
Philippsburg (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Laure K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2481). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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