Sophie F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1788) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 23, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Sophie F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1788). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Sophie F., who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1924. She recalls German invasion; anti-Jewish measures; moving with her family to the countryside in 1942; forced relocation; working in a nursing home to avoid deportation; their futile attempt to board a ship to the United States in Ijmuiden; returning to Amsterdam; an uncle's suicide; the underground transporting her to her father's non-Jewish,business associate in Zutphen; hiding with his family; obtaining false papers; tutoring his children and doing housework; one visit by her parents; liberation by Canadian troops; reunion with her family in Amsterdam; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Mrs. F. discusses the difficulty of remaining indoors for three years; her parents' and brothers' survival in hiding; continuing contact with her brothers' rescuers; and sharing her experience with her children.