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Ruth N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1789) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Lilian Sicular

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1789

Videotape testimony of Ruth N., who was born in Ansbach, Germany in 1931. She recounts her father's position as a rabbi; antisemitic harassment; cordial relations with a neighbor who belonged to the SS; her father's job offer from Paris; their emigration in 1937; birth of a sibling; her father's enlistment in the Foreign Legion in 1939; German invasion in May 1940; traveling with her mother and siblings to Albi, where her father was stationed; living in Milhars and Toulouse; her father's discharge; moving to Nice in 1941; benign conditions under Italian occupation; the birth of twin siblings; her uncle's family joining them from Holland; a round-up by French police in 1943 including her father, sister and herself; their release; her father obtaining false papers; their trip to Aix-les-Bains to illegally enter Switzerland; a Swiss border guard intercepting, then releasing them; internment in a Swiss refugee camp; her placement in an orphanage; living in Geneva with her parents; their return to Paris after the war; emigration to the United States in 1954; and marriage.

Author/Creator
N., Ruth, 1931-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
April 14, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ruth N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1789). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296154
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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