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Friedel M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1132) interviewed by Sharon Coody and Murray Berger

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1132

Videotape testimony of Friedel M., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in approximately 1921. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; being raised by their maid; her father's death when she was six; spending Jewish holidays with grandparents in Bierstadt; attending a Jewish school; her mother's remarriage in 1933; antisemitic harassment, restrictions, and boycotts; fearing arrest during her brother's bar mitzvah in 1935, since gatherings were prohibited; his emigration to the United States to join her mother's sister; obtaining U.S. visas in Stuttgart; emigration with her mother and stepfather in 1937; her stepfather's death in 1956; and her mother's remarriage. Ms. M. discusses pervasive fear after Hitler seized power; visiting Germany twice in the 1980s; and sharing her experiences with her children.

Author/Creator
M., Friedel, 1921?-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
October 25, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Friedel M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1132). 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/4294807
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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