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Inga C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-752) interviewed by Ann Gadol and Bob Lovitt,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-752

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Inga C., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1926. She recalls her maternal extended family gatherings; her father, a Russian citizen, traveling to the Soviet Union in 1931, attempting to arrange their emigration; his imprisonment as a "spy"; anti-Jewish restrictions and harassment by Hitler youth; eviction from their apartment in 1936; sexual harassment by the building superintendent, who threatened to deport her if she told anyone; hiding with her aunt's friend, a Nazi party member, during Kristallnacht; returning home to find their apartment ransacked; her brother's unsuccessful attempts to obtain exit documents for their mother; his departure for England; placement on a kindertranport; intense pain at leaving her mother, grandmother, and aunts; reunion with her brother in London; living with relatives; attending school; her two aunts' arrival in 1939; receiving letters from her mother through the Red Cross; moving to Wales for two weeks fearing German bombardment; returning to London; living by choice in a home for German-Jewish children; working in Leeds; her brother's illness and death at age twenty-three; emigration to the United States; and marriage to a friend from Frankfurt. Ms. C. discusses learning her mother and grandmother had been deported; receiving letters from her father until 1953; a maternal relationship with her aunt; and sharing her experiences with her daughter.
    Author/Creator
    C., Inga, 1926-
    Published
    Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
    Interview Date
    March 16, 1986.
    Locale
    England
    Germany
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    London (England)
    Wales
    Leeds (England)
    Cite As
    Inga C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-752). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gadol, Ann, interviewer.
    Lovitt, Bob, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 57 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294264
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
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