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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1877

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)
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Claire S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1877). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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