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Hannalore F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2517) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2517

Videotape testimony of Hannalore F., who was born in Oberlauringen, Germany in 1931. She recalls leaving school due to antisemitic harassment; her father's work as a cantor and teacher; his arrest on November 9, 1938; a neighbor warning them to leave their home; hiding in her aunt's home during Kristallnacht; a Nazi neighbor protecting their home (all other Jewish homes were vandalized); learning her father was in Dachau; her mother planning their emigration; receiving documents from her uncle in Norway (he was a rabbi there); her father's release; living with her uncle in Oslo; German invasion in April 1940; her uncle's deportation (he did not return); warnings of round-ups from the underground; hiding with her aunt's family (her father was elsewhere); the underground taking them to a safe house, then into Sweden; briefly staying in Alingsås; living in Stockholm; reunion with her father; cordial relations with non-Jews; assisting survivors of Nazi concentration camps after the war; and their emigration to the United States in 1949 with assistance from HIAS. Ms. F. speaks of many relatives who did not survive concentration camps; non-Jews who saved and assisted them; and visits to Germany and Scandinavia. She shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
F., Hannalore, 1931-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
February 2, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hannalore F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2517). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287759
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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