Gabriele S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1601) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
- Interview Date
- September 25, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Gabriele S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1601). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Gabriele S., who was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1914. In addition to information included in a previously recorded testimony (HVT-236), Ms. S. recalls an isolated childhood in an affluent, assimilate home; her father's death in 1927; her school's closure after the Nazis came to power; training as a social worker in Frankfurt; working in an orphanage in Hamburg; spending a year in England from 1935-36; returning, knowing the risks, to help other Jews emigrate; her brothers' emigration; her emigration to the United States (her mother and sister also got out); assistance from the Quakers; obtaining her bachelors and masters degrees in social work; working with Jewish refugees at Fort Ontario in Oswego; becoming a citizen in 1946; working at a tuberculosis sanitarium in Mirano, Italy; working for the Joint in Brazil and Paris, then in Passau; returning to Mirano when she was ill; meeting her future husband; returning to the United States, marriage in 1952; and continuing to work with victims of Hitler to the present time. Ms. S. discusses increasing difficulties for survivors as they age. She shows photographs and documents.