Ruth D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1588) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Lucia Rudenberg
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- April 30, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ruth D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1588). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ruth D., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1924. She recounts her mother was British; having three older siblings; attending private school until her mother's death in 1934; participating in the Zionist youth groups Mizrachi and Maccabi; German invasion; fleeing to France with her family, an aunt, uncle, and their two children; a non-Jewish farmer sheltering them for three weeks; staying in Lille six weeks; traveling to Paris, Bordeaux, and Bayonne; obtaining visas to Venezuela; emigration to Havana via Spain; and arrival in the United States in September 1941. Ms. D. discusses the importance of her Jewish heritage and conveying it to her children and grandchildren; emigration to Israel in 1945; prewar life in Antwerp; and communicating her experiences through her artwork. She shows photographs and her artwork.