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Gertrude S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1607) interviewed by Diane M. Plotkin and Kay Cawthorn,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1607

Videotape testimony of Gertrude S., who was born in Wuppertal, Germany in 1914, the oldest of two sisters. Ms. S. recounts her father serving as a physician in World War I; vacations in Bad Kreuznach; seeing Hitler speak at a rally; exclusion from university attendence because she was Jewish; being sent to live with relatives in Amsterdam in 1932; becoming engaged to a German refugee; returning to Germany for her wedding in December; her father and grandfather losing their ability to earn a living due to anti-Jewish laws; her parents and sister joining her in Amsterdam; her son's birth; her father's stroke after Kristallnacht; emigrating to the United States in 1939; receiving letters from her parents; learning her parents and sister had been deported to Westerbork; not hearing from them; learning after the war through HIAS that her mother and sister had survived; her daughter's birth; and arranging for her mother and sister to join her.

S., Gertrude, 1914-
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1991
Interview Date
May 21, 1991.
Wuppertal (Germany)
Bad Kreuznach (Germany)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gertrude S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1607). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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