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Anne S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-715) interviewed by Bobbie Berger and Heidi Hample

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-715

Videotape testimony of Anne S., who was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1922. She recalls a happy childhood until her mother's death in 1930; her father's remarriage; joy when her half-sister was born in 1932; excitement when Hitler visited Stuttgart; disappointment with her friends when she was banned from joining the Hitler youth; hiring an older maid due to the Nuremberg laws; her false accusations against her father; a non-Jewish neighbor testifying in his behalf, which saved his life; his sense of security due to his service in World War I and strong German identity; his death in 1937; expulsion from school; living with relatives in Munich; attending a Jewish school; realizing after Kristallnacht that she had to leave; a relative in England arranging her emigration; forced relocation to London in 1940 because she was German; traveling to the United States in 1944 to marry a friend from Stuttgart; and learning her stepmother and half-sister had been deported to Rīga (they did not survive). Ms. S. notes her firm belief in God and Judaism, which has helped her to deal with personal tragedies, and amazement at what "wonderful" German people did under Hitler.

Author/Creator
S., Anne, 1922-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
Interview Date
February 8, 1986.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Anne S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-715). 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/4294109
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