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Suzanne W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1233) interviewed by Anne Kaplan and Nancy Kislin,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1233

Videotape testimony of Suzanne W., who was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1919. She recalls expulsion from public school due to antisemitism; attending a private school; leaving in 1938 to join an aunt in the United States; efforts to bring over her family; her older brother joining her around 1940; her younger brother living with an aunt in Belgium, then returning to Mannheim immediately after their parents were deported to Gurs (he went to an orphanage in Frankfurt); receiving some correspondence from her parents; losing contact during the war; learning after the war that her parents had been deported to Auschwitz (she never discovered her younger brother's fate); marriage; and visiting her home in Germany and her aunt in Belgium with her husband and children. Ms. W. discusses her Belgian aunt's continuing trauma over her brother's death, and the unreality of her parents' and brother's "disappearances".

W., Suzanne, 1919-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
December 2, 1987.
Mannheim (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Suzanne W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1233). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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