Greta M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2451) interviewed by Ada Bloom and David Conn
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1993
- Interview Date
- October 24, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Greta M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2451). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Greta M., who was born in Bocholt, Germany in 1924. She describes her family's strong sense of German identification; cordial relations with non-Jews; increasing anti-Jewish restrictions after 1936; being forced to sell the family business; the trauma of witnessing the violent destruction of a Jewish-owned store during Kristallnacht; expulsion from school in 1938; support from some German friends; being sent to Frankfurt for six weeks in 1939; her brother's departure for England; and her leaving, with her younger sister, on a children's transport in July (they never saw their parents again). Mrs. M. relates living with a Jewish family in Cambridge; her sister living with another family; completing high school in three years; cessation of letters from her parents at the end of 1940; graduating from Bedford College in 1945; marriage; and emigration with her husband to the United States in May 1946. She discusses her reluctance to talk to her children about her experiences; trips to Bocholt, one of them with her daughter in 1987; learning of people who helped her parents prior to their deportation; receiving family possessions from friends who had safeguarded them; and a school reunion in Bocholt in 1993.