Jenny S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1579) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Susanna Newman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 5, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jenny S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1579). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Jenny S., who was born in 1926 in Vienna, Austria, an only child. She recalls an comfortable and happy life; warm Sabbath and holiday observances; changes, particularly after the Anchluss; her father's arrest and release; eviction from their apartment; her father's second arrest (she never saw him again); her mother registering her for emigration to the United States; leaving Vienna in May 1941; spending three days in Berlin with her mother and her friend Louise prior to leaving; their painful departure (she never saw her again); traveling with Louise; a ship voyage from Portugal; a brief stay in an orphanage; living with a kind foster family in Chicago; moving to New York to attend college; meeting her future husband; and marriage after graduation. Ms. S. discusses her lost childhood; a reunion with her maternal uncle in New York; living with pervasive pain and fear; not sharing her story with her children until they were older; continuing friendship with Louise; and gratitude to and appreciation for the United States. She shows photographs and documents.