Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Kathi K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2226) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2226

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Videotape testimony of Kathi K., who was born in Tübingen, Germany in 1932 to a Jewish mother and a Christian father. She recounts living in Hockenheim; her maternal grandparents' wealth; moving to Cologne; visiting her grandparents; her mother being hit while protecting her grandfather from the SS; her grandparents' deaths; emigration to Aerdenhout, Netherlands; German invasion; her mother's failing health; frequent fear; forced relocation to Amsterdam because her mother was Jewish; hiding during round-ups; receiving her first communion; her father using his German passport to prevent authorities from searching their apartment; hiring a woman to care for her mother (she later learned she was a German Jew); sharing food with another family; liberation by Canadian troops; public punishment of collaborators; attending Quaker school in Ommen; emigrating to the United States; her father's difficulty finding work; her own pervasive fears; marriage; her daughter's birth; sharing her experiences with her daughter; attending the Hidden Child Conference with her; and meeting a Canadian veteran who had liberated Amsterdam. Mrs. K. discusses years of psychological problems resulting from her war experiences; never really feeling Christian or American; and her father's depression after emigrating to the United States.
    K., Kathi, 1932-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    November 11, 1992.
    Tübingen (Germany)
    Hockenheim (Germany)
    Cologne (Germany)
    Aerdenhout (Netherlands)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Ommen (Netherlands)
    Cite As
    Kathi K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2226). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 41 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:27:00
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us