Frieda S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2314) interviewed by Chaya Roth and Gitta Fajerstein
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1992
- Interview Date
- May 31, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Frieda S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2314). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Frieda S., who was born in Eindhoven, Netherlands in 1936. She recounts her family's emigration to Holland in 1935; hospitalization in Leiden for a congenital problem; German invasion; anti-Jewish measures which resulted in the postponement of her surgery; her parents arranging to hide her in the hospital in 1942 (her younger sister was hidden in a convent); with assistance from her parents' non-Jewish friend, leaving the hospital due to a Nazi doctor; placement in a convent; transfer after challenging the Mother Superior's statement that the Jews crucified Jesus; hiding with her parents' friend; liberation by United States troops in September 1944; seeing her parents and sisters after two years; hip surgeries in 1945 and 1946; and her marriage. Mrs. S. discusses the trauma of separation from her parents; resulting emotional problems; unconsciously transferring these problems to her son; and the importance of her family's love to her recovery.