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Charlotte K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2151) interviewed by Dana L. Kline

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2151

Videotape testimony of Charlotte K., who was born in Osnabrück, Germany in 1909. She recalls the family move to Dortmund in 1911; food shortages after World War I; attending a boy's school in order to matriculate at university; membership in a nationalistic youth group; obtaining a Ph.D. at the University of Berlin; dissertation research in England; working one year in the United States; studying French in Paris in 1932; her close friendship with Hannah Arendt; observing the Nazi anti-Jewish boycott; her father's anti-Nazi sentiments; marriage to a Jew in Paris; her son's birth in November 1939; obtaining Polish documents in 1940, fearing internment because she was German; receiving visas for Uruguay; visiting her husband in an internment camp in Marseille; his release; obtaining papers to emigrate to Uruguay; traveling to Spain and Portugal; and the ship journey to Uruguay. Mrs. K. notes they were unaware of the Holocaust until after the war and her belief that all Germans were not collaborators in genocide.

K., Charlotte, 1909-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1997
Interview Date
February 25, 1997.
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Charlotte K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2151). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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