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Susanne P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1225) interviewed by Selma Dubnick and Henry Kaplowitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1225

Videotape testimony of Suzanne P., who was born in Oppeln, Germany (presently Opole, Poland). She recalls street fights between Nazis and communists; being shunned by former non-Jewish friends; attending a Jewish boarding school in Breslau; mass destruction on Kristallnacht; returning home; destruction of her father's business; their non-Jewish landlord protecting their home; emigrating to Stockholm with her younger sister, hoping their parents could follow; living in several foster homes (her sister remained with one elderly woman); receiving letters from their parents prior to 1943; working as a governess for two years; bittersweet feelings when the war ended; learning of the death camps; assisting Jewish survivors; emigration with her sister to the United States in January 1947 to join relatives; and marriage to a German émigré who had come to the United States in 1937. Ms. P. discusses learning her parents were killed in Auschwitz and her belief that no lessons were learned from the Holocaust.

Author/Creator
P., Susanne.
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
Interview Date
February 24, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Susanne P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1225). 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/4294887
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