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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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    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.
    D., Hella, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    February 8, 1993.
    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

    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.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.

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