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Claire S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1877) interviewed by Razyl Kalifowicz-Waletsky,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1877

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    Videotape testimony of Claire S., who was born in Augsburg, Germany in 1908. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; attending business school in Augsburg, then nursing training in Frankfurt; moving to Schweinfurt in 1929 to join her fiance; marriage in 1937; antisemitic restrictions; arrest of her husband and father-in-law on Kristallnacht; her father-in-law's release; obtaining her husband's release after securing American permission to emigrate to Manila; her husband's departure in February 1939; joining him in September; having to leave all their possessions and money in Germany; working as a nurse; and their emigration to the United States in 1946. Mrs. S. notes her parents and brother were killed in concentration camps and her sister survived in Italy.
    S., Claire, 1908-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    October 10, 1991.
    Augsburg (Germany)
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Schweinfurt (Germany)
    Manila (Philippines)
    Cite As
    Claire S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1877). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kalifowicz-Waletsky, Rayzl, interviewer.
    Related material: Fred S. Holocaust testimony [husband](HVT-1863), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Crystal Night, 1938.

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