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Herma R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1371) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Dvorah Lichtstein,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1371

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    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.
    R., Herma, 1924-
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
    Interview Date
    May 22, 1989.
    Vienna (Austria)
    London (England)
    Cite As
    Herma R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1371). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.
    Lichtstein, Dvorah, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.

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