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Anne R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1705) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Susanna Newman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1705

Videotape testimony of Anne R., who was born in Ichenhausen, Germany in 1925. She recalls her observant home; attending a Jewish school; a large and close extended family; joyous holiday celebrations; anti-Jewish restrictions; her father's death in 1936; attending boarding school in Frankfurt; being called home at Kristallnacht; violence against Jews by former friends and neighbors; living with an aunt in Augsburg; receiving papers for a kindertransport in July 1939; parting from her mother and younger sister in August (they were supposed to join her in October, but war intervened and she never saw them again); being placed by Bloomsbury House with families in London; abusive situations; improved living in an orphanage in Tunbridge Wells caring for young children; reassignment to difficult factory work in Manchester; returning to London in 1940; working in the garment center, then reassignment working with Anna Freud from 1941 to 1945; emigrating to the United States in 1946 to join her uncle; and her nursing career. Ms. R. discusses feeling blessed to have had a wonderful sister and parents; the loss of her childhood; her rich experience working for Freud; involvement with Judaism; visiting her father's grave; and writing about her experiences. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
R., Anne, 1925-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
November 5, 1990.
Locale
England
Germany
Ichenhausen (Germany)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Augsburg (Germany)
London (England)
Tunbridge Wells (England)
Manchester (England)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Anne R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1705). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.