Anni H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3421) interviewed by Eva Geffers and Lore Kleiber
- Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1996
- Interview Date
- February 19, 1996.
- 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.
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.