Marion F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2000) interviewed by Alizah Brozgold and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- November 17, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Videotape testimony of Marion F., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930. She recalls her happy childhood; a summer visit to her uncle in Kraków; antisemitic harassment by playmates; expulsion from public school; being sent to Strasbourg with her sister in January 1939 (her parents went to Frankfurt); living in a Jewish orphanage (she remained with her sister); visits from distant relatives; the outbreak of war; evacuation with the orphanage to southern France; refusing to be adopted; one year in a children's home in Arcachon; transfer to Bergerac, then an OSE children's home; police visits and arrests; transfer to a girls' home, then a convent, using false papers identifying them as Catholics; several more transfers; war's end; their placement with relatives in Strasbourg; moving to an OSE home; attending an ORT school; living in OSE homes in Limoges and outside Paris; and their emigration to the United States in 1946 to join an uncle. Mrs. F. discusses constant hope of reunion with her parents while in hiding and fear of exposure as a Jew; learning that in 1946 her parents had perished; continuing pain due to their deaths; and her children's indifference to her experiences. She shows photographs, documents, and memorabilia.