Gertrude S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1607) interviewed by Diane M. Plotkin and Kay Cawthorn
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 21, 1991.
- 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.
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.