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Margit K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3394) interviewed by Eva Lezzi and Angela Reinhard

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3394

Videotape testimony of Margit K., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1930 to a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father. She recalls her father often traveled to Romania as a journalist; being sent to a Catholic boarding school; her mother's last visit prior to emigrating to the United States; antisemitic discrimination by the students; embracing Catholic practices; a schoolmate's mother treating her like a daughter; her father transferring her to a Protestant school; running away to her maternal grandparents; her father returning her to the Catholic school; financial support and visits from her maternal grandparents; their disappearance (they had been deported and never returned); living with her paternal grandparents, then being hidden with a couple in Bad Brambach; learning of her father's death; returning to her paternal grandparents in Berlin; her grandfather's death; being wounded in an Allied bombing; traveling to Bavaria; attempting suicide; working in several places; returning to her grandmother in Berlin after the war; attending gymnasium; two marriages; and having three children. Ms. K. discusses her belief that there is no adequate compensation or revenge for so many murders; seeking psychological help for her children due to her problems resulting from her experiences; and a hostile visit with her daughter to her mother in the United States.

Author/Creator
K., Margit, 1930-
Published
Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1995
Interview Date
September 15, 1995.
Language
German
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margit K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3394). 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/4291579
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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