Marianne D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2331) interviewed by Barbara Devinki and Maureen Moffett Wilt,
Videotape testimony of Marianne D., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1931. She recalls that her father was a blind musician; anti-Jewish regulations; Kristallnacht; being stoned by Hitler Youth in 1941; deportations of friends in 1941 and 1942; expulsion from school; her parents' forced labor; legal restrictions against Jews entering shelters during Allied bombings; her sister losing a leg in a bombing raid; her mother's determination to keep the family together; hiding during 1942 and 1943 in Berlin, then with friends in the country; and liberation in 1945 by Soviet troops. Mrs. D. recounts working for the railroad and an orphanage; her parents' participation in an organization for blind Jews; moving to the western sector of Berlin; meeting her future husband; her parents and sister emigrating to the United States; and her emigration to England in 1950 and later to the United States. She notes a painful visit to Berlin in 1983 and the difficulty of discussing her memories. She shows documents and photographs.
- Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
- Interview Date
- February 10, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marianne D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2331). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.