Ursula R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-386) interviewed by Donna Yanowitz
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- November 8, 1984.
- 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.
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.