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Ursula R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-386) interviewed by Donna Yanowitz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-386

Videotape testimony of Ursula R., a non-Jew, who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1919. She recounts that the children of Jewish neighbors were her best friends; her parents' arrest for anti-Nazi activities; their release one year later; studying art; helping Jewish friends obtain false papers; the outbreak of war; collecting ration cards for Jews in hiding; Allied bombings; observing round-ups; sharing rations with Ukrainian slave laborers; destruction of their home in a bombing; her father's military draft; moving with her mother to the Saarland, then by herself to Würzburg, then a small village; liberation by United States troops; moving to Bad Kissingen; working for the Red Cross; engagement to an American-Jewish soldier; emigrating to the United States in 1948; and their marriage. Ms. R. notes she was very lucky not to be arrested or killed by bombs.

R., Ursula, 1919-
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
November 8, 1984.
Berlin (Germany)
Saarland (Germany)
Würzburg (Germany)
Bad Kissingen (Germany)
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ursula R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-386). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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