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Frieda S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2314) interviewed by Chaya Roth and Gitta Fajerstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2314

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.

Author/Creator
S., Frieda, 1936-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1992
Interview Date
May 31, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1113641
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:13:00
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