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Sybilla F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1855) interviewed by Pam Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1855

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.

Author/Creator
F., Sybilla, 1933-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
May 27, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284702
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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