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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2796

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    Summary
    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)
    Cite As
    Sophie R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2796). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tyrnauer, Gabrielle, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (34 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288800
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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