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Karla S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1508) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler and Art Barzalay,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1508

Videotape testimony of Karla S., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1912. She recalls rejection by a art teacher because she was Jewish; attending art school; working as a knitwear designer; emigration to Paris; marriage in 1937; weddings in both Paris and during a visit to Vienna (the last time she saw her family); her husband's detention as an enemy alien in September 1939; fleeing south with friends during the German invasion; staying in Brantôme; reunion with her husband in Angoulême following his release; living and working in several towns including Brantôme, Périgueux, Auriac, Chamboulive, and Condom; aid from local people and resistance members; finding hiding places and obtaining false papers; learning that her parents had been deported; her son's birth in January 1943; and difficulties arranging his circumcision. Mrs. S. tells of returning to Brantôme, then Paris, after the war; her daughter's birth in 1947; and emigration to the United States. She emphasizes the goodness of the French people to them.

S., Karla, 1912-
Mahwah, N. J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1990
Interview Date
May 2, 1990.
Vienna (Austria)
Paris (France)
Brantôme (France)
Angoulême (France)
Périgueux (France)
Auriac-sur-Vendinelle (France)
Chamboulive (France)
Condom (Gers, France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Karla S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1508). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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