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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.
Locale
Germany
Lich (Hesse, Germany)
Giessen (Hesse, Germany)
Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Venice (Italy)
Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
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.