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Hella D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2516) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2516

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Hella D., who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1924. She recounts her parents' divorce in 1929; moving with her mother to Berlin; returning to her father in Amsterdam in January 1939 (her mother moved to London); placement in an orphanage (her father's wife did not want her); working in a hat shop; visiting her father and his three children; German invasion; nursing training at a Jewish hospital; obtaining false papers; she and a friend escaping a round-up at the hospital; moving to another Jewish hospital; hiding during round-ups; a friend's offer to contact the underground for her; placement in hiding with non-Jewish families in Arnhem, Heerenveen, then on farms in Friesland; liberation by British and Canadian troops; returning to Amsterdam; learning her father, his family, and other relatives had been killed; contact from her mother through the Red Cross; joining her in London; emigrating to the United States; marriage; the births of two sons; her husband's death in 1973; and moving her mother to the United States in 1980. Mrs. D. shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    D., Hella, 1924-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    February 8, 1993.
    Locale
    Netherlands
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Arnhem (Netherlands)
    Heerenveen (Netherlands)
    Friesland (Netherlands)
    London (England)
    Cite As
    Hella D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2516). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 14 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287756
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4287756

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