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Sophie S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2350) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer and Helen Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2350

Videotape testimony of Sophie S., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920. She recounts her family history; antisemitic incidents at school; her family's efforts to emigrate to the United States after German annexation; violence and terror during Kristallnacht; her father's arrest and incarceration in Dachau; emigration, with her younger brother, to the United States in 1938; her father's release; and her parents' arrival in 1939. Mrs. S. discusses the importance of an aunt in the United States to her family's ability to emigrate; the deaths of extended family members during the Holocaust; her reluctance to visit Germany; and postwar trips to Vienna.

Author/Creator
S., Sophie, 1920-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
May 3, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sophie S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2350). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1097607
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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