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Tamar S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1083) interviewed by Amit Yoram and Raya Adler,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1083

Videotape testimony of Tamar S., who was born in Berlin, Germany. She recounts her family's Dutch citizenship; spending summers in Amsterdam, where she met Anne Frank; being sent to boarding school in Holland while her parents moved to Paris in 1933; joining the Scouts; assisting Belgian refugees through the Scouts, after German invasion; moving to Moulins with her family; attending school in Lyon; her parents and younger siblings being forced to move to Grenoble; joining the Jewish scouts which rescued Jewish children; the family's arrest; leaving her three-year-old sister in hiding with a French couple; their release due to their Dutch citizenship; escaping across the Alps to Switzerland; rescue by Swiss shepherds; being taken to Champéry, then Geneva; attending school; returning to Paris after liberation; learning of her grandmother's death in Bergen-Belsen; working in a home for hidden Jewish children; and emigration to Palestine in 1947.

S., Tamar.
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1984
Interview Date
November 1, 1984.
Berlin (Germany)
Paris (France)
Moulins (France)
Lyon (France)
Grenoble (France)
Champéry (Switzerland)
Geneva (Switzerland)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tamar S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1083). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.