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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1602

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    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.
    S., Alice, 1921-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1991
    Interview Date
    April 23, 1991.
    Berlin (Germany)
    Witten (Germany)
    London (England)
    Cite As
    Alice S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1602). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Simons, Sonia, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (53 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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