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Anne B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4474)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4474

Videotape testimony of Anne B., who was born in Rexingen, Germany in 1931, the elder of two children. She recounts her mother confining them to their home on Kristallnacht; viewing the destroyed synagogue the next day; expulsion from school; her father's arrest; his return from Dachau four weeks later; expulsion from their home in 1939; a German woman who helped them obtain food; living with her grandparents; her father obtaining documents for him and her mother to emigrate to the United States; her mother's arrest in 1940; her release, conditional upon her leaving Germany within four days; her parents' emigration; she and her brother living with their uncle; her father working on a farm in the United States whose owner offered to sponsor her and her brother; staying in Stuttgart and Berlin, then leaving from Lisbon in 1941; and reunion with their parents, not having seen them for eleven months. Ms. B. discusses learning through the Red Cross after the war of the deportations and deaths of her uncle, grandparents, and many other relatives; their luck in surviving; and marriage to another German survivor. She shows documents and photographs.

Author/Creator
B., Anne, 1931-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2011
Interview Date
April 8, 2011.
Locale
Germany
Rexingen (Horb am Neckar, Germany)
Stuttgart (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Lisbon (Portugal)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: Mini DV dub; and DVD dub.
Cite As
Anne B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4474). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.