Sybilla F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1855) interviewed by Pam Goodman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 27, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sybilla F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1855). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sybilla F., who was born in Deventer, Netherlands in 1933, the youngest of four children. She recalls their affluence; the influx of relatives from Germany after Kristallnacht; German invasion in May 1940; anti-Jewish restriction including expulsion from school; non-Jewish teachers instructing her at home in defiance of German orders; the trauma of wearing the yellow star; her brother's deportation for forced labor; non-Jewish friends warning them of an impending round-up; hiding overnight with a neighbor; traveling to Amsterdam using false papers; her family, including a great aunt, hiding with a Catholic family connected to the underground; and liberation by the Allied troops. Mrs. F. discusses the kindness of the family which hid them; learning her brother and most other relatives were killed; working in England; marriage in 1954 to a man who had been on a kinder transport; and not sharing her story with her children until they were grown.