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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3394

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Germany
    Berlin (Germany)
    Bad Brambach (Germany)
    Cite As
    Margit K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3394). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Lezzi, Eva, interviewer.
    Reinhard, Angela, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Copies
    2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 35 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291579
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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