Hanni L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2825) interviewed by Berthe Burko-Falcman and Annette Wieviorka,
Videotape testimony of Hanni L., who was born in Tempelhof, Germany in 1924. She recounts her father's strong sense of German identity (he served in World War I); her expulsion from public school in 1934; attending Jewish school; Kristallnacht; outbreak of war in 1939; her father's death in January 1940 resulting from forced labor; her forced labor at a munitions factory beginning in July 1940; reluctance to leave her mother, who was ill; her mother's death in April 1942; her grandmother's deportation in September; escaping from a round-up in 1943; non-Jewish friends placing her with another woman; returning to these friends in July 1943; visiting non-Jewish relatives in Beuthen (Bytom); moving in with another friend in October 1943; Allied bombings; and liberation by Soviet troops in April 1945. Mrs. L. recounts difficulties immediately after liberation; emigration in 1946 to join an uncle in Paris; and marriage in 1948. She discusses visiting Berlin in 1952 to introduce her husband to her rescuers; not feeling French or German; and obtaining recognition for her rescuers from Yad Vashem.
- Paris, France : Témoignages pour mémoire, 1993
- Interview Date
- November 25, 1993.
Tempelhof (Berlin, Germany)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hanni L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2825). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.