Herma R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1371) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Dvorah Lichtstein
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
- Interview Date
- May 22, 1989.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Herma R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1371). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Herma R., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1924. She recounts the Anschluss; antisemitic harassment; her brother's and cousin's arrests and release; expulsion from school; attending a Jewish school; Kristallnacht; her father's arrest; a neighbor hiding their valuables and providing food; eviction from their home; her father's release; traveling with a kindertransport in March 1939 to London; reunion with her grandmother; living with a foster family; brief evacuation to Wales; corresponding with her parents via the Red Cross; close calls during the blitzkrieg; her brother's emigration to England, then the United States; attending a boarding and a nursing school; and joining her brother in March 1948. Ms. R. discusses deportation and deaths of most of her extended family, including her parents; continuing grief over her departure from her parents and their deaths; and not sharing her experiences with her children.