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Erna S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1725) interviewed by Devorah Mann

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1725

Videotape testimony of Erna S., who was born in Lich, Germany in 1913. She recalls attending high school in Giessen; visiting relatives in Ludwigshafen when Hitler came to power; her parents' business being ruined due to antisemitism; traveling to Venice in 1934, realizing there was no future in Germany; moving to Rotterdam three weeks later, then to Amsterdam; her father's death in 1936; her mother and siblings leaving for the United States by 1938; and her emigration to join them. Ms. S. notes her brother was beaten by Nazis and briefly incarcerated in a concentration camp before she went to Italy and her desire to forget these unpleasant memories.

Author/Creator
S., Erna, 1913-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
Interview Date
December 10, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Erna S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1725). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.