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Marianne D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1862) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1862

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    Videotape testimony of Marianne D., who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1935. She recalls living among a large extended family; German invasion in 1940; antisemitic measures, including wearing the yellow star; her father's arrest; arrest with her sister and mother; placement in a children's home; escaping to her grandmother's house; being taken with other children to Limburg; being hidden with eight different families over two and a half years; divulging she was Jewish to friends which necessitated frequent moves; one brief placement with her sister; liberation; living with her uncle in Tilburg; reunion with her mother and sister; her father's return (he had been in Auschwitz); returning to their home in Amsterdam; and their emigration to the United States in 1949. Mrs. D. discusses her father's nightmares, unwillingness to share his experiences, anger, and eventual suicide; her mother's and her own emotional difficulties; her belief that marrying a Christian was due to her search for security; attending services but not joining a synagogue, fearing identification as a Jew; ambivalence about sharing her experiences with her children; attending the first Hidden Child Conference; and recent reconciliation with her sister after years of estrangement.
    D., Marianne, 1935-
    New York, N.Y. :bA Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    May 28, 1991.
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Limburg (Netherlands)
    Tilburg (Netherlands)
    Cite As
    Marianne D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1862). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pery, Jaschael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (42 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

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