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Sophie R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2796) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2796

Videotape testimony of Sophie R., a Romani, who lived in Germany, one of eight children. She recalls imprisonment in Stuttgart; deportation to Auschwitz in 1941; the deaths of her parents and siblings; transfer to Ravensbrück, then to a munitions factory; a death march from Oldenburg to Dachau; liberation by United States troops; recuperating for six months, living in Munich; marriage; her strong faith in Jesus leading to her very honest lifestyle; surgical removal of her tattoo; and reluctance to share her experience with her children lest they hate Germans. Mrs. R.'s daughter and granddaughter comment on present difficulties for Romanies in Germany.

Author/Creator
R., Sophie.
Published
Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
July 21, 1991.
Locale
Germany
Oldenburg (Germany)
Munich (Germany)
Language
German
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Sophie R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2796). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.