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Anni H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3421) interviewed by Eva Geffers and Lore Kleiber

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3421

Videotape testimony of Anni H., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1923, the youngest of five children. She recounts her father was not Jewish and her mother was a non-practicing Jew; her father's service in World War I; her family not considering themselves Jewish until antisemitic laws and restrictions forced them to do so; her school's dissolution in March 1938; having to wear the yellow star and add "Sarah" to her name; working as a photographer's apprentice and a housekeeper as a non-Jew; baptism with her siblings in December 1941; deportation of her brother and his daughter in 1942; she and her mother removing their stars when visiting her other brother in a hospital; assistance from a non-Jewish neighbor; assignment to factory work in Steglitz; obtaining papers as a non-Jew; hiding during a raid of their apartment; her neighbors joining a public protest when her mother and sister were arrested; Allied bombings in April 1945; she and her father assisting wounded Soviet troops; and liberation. Ms. H. notes her brother and niece perished in the camps, and believing that reparations to survivors have been inadequate. She shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
H., Anni, 1923-
Published
Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1996
Interview Date
February 19, 1996.
Language
German
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Anni H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3421). 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/4291662
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:39:00
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