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Miriam K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3392) interviewed by Eva Lezzi and Karen Remmler

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3392

Videotape testimony of Miriam K., who was born in ʻEin Ḥarod, Palestine in 1928. She recounts her parents had emigrated from Germany in 1922; their return to Berlin in 1930; living with relatives; her parents joining the Communist Party; feeling isolated in school after 1933 because she was Jewish; staying home for weeks after Kristallnacht; attending a Jewish school where she made friends; emigration to England in May 1939; living in Cornwall where her parents worked as domestics; wonderful treatment by their employers; forced relocation to London after war broke out because they were German; her father's detention as an "enemy alien" on the Isle of Man; moving to central England with her mother; her father's return a year later; attending university in Sheffield; her parents' return to East Berlin in 1947; and hers in 1949. Ms. K. discusses learning her grandmother had survived in Theresienstadt, relatives had perished in camps, and some had emigrated to Palestine; joining the Communist Party; visits to England and Israel; mixed feelings regarding the failure of socialism in East Germany; not sharing her story with her children who are not interested in politics; and surprise that her grandson identified himself as a Jew.

Author/Creator
K., Miriam, 1928-
Published
Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1995
Interview Date
June 13, 1995.
Language
German
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miriam K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3392). 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/4291461
Record last modified: 2016-03-28 10:32:00
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