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Karolyn F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1514) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Freda Remmers

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1514

Videotape testimony of Karolyn F., who was born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Austria) in 1909. She recounts attending public school; cordial relations with non-Jews; the Anschluss; observing a speech by Hitler; assistance from their non-Jewish building superintendent; joining a group emigrating to Palestine; their failed attempt to enter Italy, then a difficult ship journey to Palestine; reunion with a brother on one of the ships; living on a kibbutz; difficult relations with the British; attacks by Arabs; the births of two sons; and emigration to the United States to join her and her husband's sisters. Ms. F. discusses hardships in Palestine; the loss of forty-five relatives in the Holocaust, including her parents; and she and her sons not discussing the family history with her grandchildren.

Author/Creator
F., Karolyn, 1909-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
Interview Date
October 17, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Karolyn F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1514). 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/4295361
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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