Inga C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-752) interviewed by Ann Gadol and Bob Lovitt
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1986
- Interview Date
- March 16, 1986.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Inga C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-752). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.