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Gloria L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1697) interviewed by Lidya Osadchey and Ronnie Morgan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1697

Videotape testimony of Gloria L., who was born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1925. She recalls living in Gerresheim; their affluent lifestyle; being over-protected as an only child; cordial relations with non-Jews until 1933; her father's arrest; his release due to friendship with one of the policemen; moving to Düsseldorf in 1937, thinking it would be safer; membership in Habonim; attempts to emigrate to the United States; attending a Jewish school; and their emigration to the United States in September 1938. Mrs. L. discusses their strong German identity (her father was a World War I hero); their inability to imagine Germans killing Jews; the importance of not persecuting any minority; visiting her hometown in 1980; and her children's lack of interest but her son-in-law's interest in her past.

Author/Creator
L., Gloria, 1925-
Published
Houston, Texas : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
Interview Date
March 3, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gloria L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1697). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284126
Record last modified: 2015-03-26 16:43:00
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