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Alice S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1602) interviewed by Sonia Simons and Janice Gordon

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1602

Videotape testimony of Alice S., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1921. She recalls her family's affluence; attending school until 1936; her sister's emigration to England; nursing training in a children's home, then the Jewish hospital; an uncle who worked there arranging for the removal of her name from deportation lists (her brother was deported and killed); meeting her future husband, who was hiding in Berlin (his mother was a non-Jew); liberation by Soviet troops; continuing to work with children at the hospital; learning her future husband's father had died in Theresienstadt; visiting his mother in Witten; her death; returning to the British zone, hoping to join her sister in London; obtaining papers for London; a three month visit in 1947 (she was not allowed to stay); living in France for three years; and emigration to the United States. She notes pride in her son and his family.

Author/Creator
S., Alice, 1921-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1991
Interview Date
April 23, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alice S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1602). 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/4295774
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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