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Christine C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-830) interviewed by Hedy Rutman and Tina Rauch,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-830

Videotape testimony of Christine C., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1940. She recounts escaping with her mother from the ghetto in 1942; living in a village using false papers; her mother receiving warnings from a German soldier and a Polish nobleman prior to German searches; living with a very kind family in another village; her mother's return to Warsaw after the war; reluctance to join her mother due to fondness for their rescuers; her mother's remarriage; fondness for her new father and finally feeling like she had a family; learning she was Jewish at age seven (she was raised as a Catholic); resentment at being Jewish due to pervasive antisemitism; their emigration to Israel when she was seventeen; finally affirming her Jewish identity; and moving to Paris, then the United States. Mrs. C. discusses pervasive fears resulting from her experiences; worrying excessively about her own family; and her inability to relax.

C., Christine, 1940-
San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1986
Interview Date
December 7, 1986.
Warsaw (Poland)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Christine C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-830). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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