Molly B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2877) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
- Interview Date
- March 31, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Molly B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2877). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Molly B., who was born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1920. She recounts her father's service in World War I; her family's German patriotism; attending public school; cordial relations with non-Jews; changes in 1933 when Hitler came to power; a mandatory "racial science" course; the pain of being snubbed by a former friend; her parents' loss of their citizenship because they were naturalized; attempts to emigrate; attending vocational school near Lake Constance, then learning dressmaking in Heidelberg and Berlin to prepare for emigration; loss of the family business due to anti-Jewish laws; receiving help from nuns; her emigration to the United States in September 1938; learning of her father's one week incarceration in Dachau after Kristallnacht; obtaining papers for her mother and brother to come to the United States; learning of her father's death in Gurs in December 1940; and her brother's death in the United States military. Mrs. B. recalls becoming a nurse; marriage; having two children; and visits to Heidelberg. She discusses their assimilated life in Heidelberg and shows family photographs and documents.