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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.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Tamar S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1083). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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