Laure K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2481) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
- Interview Date
- November 13, 1992.
- 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.
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.