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Marion P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1097) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer and Sandra Rosenstock,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1097

A follow-up, directed videotape testimony of Marion P., whose first testimony was recorded in 1986. Mrs. P. notes that some memories seem engraved in spite of large gaps. She recounts assisting in rescuing a child, Katinka; persuading some SS to free children; inconsistent behavior of the Germans, killing some resistants and letting others go; six months in jail for being with others who distributed bulletins of BBC broadcasts; release for no reason; problems between rescuers and hidden Jews due to living in very close quarters; religious faith helping her deal with constant fear; killing the policeman, who would have exposed her and the Jews she was hiding, as an instant response because she had no time to think about it; assistance from others in hiding the body; developing a network to find other hiding places; and hard feelings after the war when returning Jews did not have their belongings returned. She discusses child rearing methods to inculcate moral behavior; not sharing her war experiences when she arrived in the United States in 1947 because people did not want to listen; publicly sharing her experiences beginning in 1982; and realizing some personal fears and behavior were based on those experiences.

P., Marion, 1920-2016.
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
Interview Date
May 20, 1988.
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
5 copies: 2 3/4 in. masters; 2 3/4 in. dubs; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marion P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1097). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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