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Ann E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1970) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1970

Videotape testimony of Ann E., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1924. She recounts her father's service in World War I (he was in a Russian POW camp for several years); not being admitted to public school because she was Jewish; the Anschluss; expulsion from private school; her father's imprisonment in Dachau on Kristallnacht; his release after six weeks due to his veteran's status; she and her sister being sent on a kindertransport to London in March 1939; living with a foster family in Bedford for over two years; her parents arriving later in 1939; visiting them; her father's incarceration on the Isle of Man as an enemy alien in 1940; attending nursing school in London; not hearing from relatives in Europe after the war began; she and her sister working for the United States in Germany after the war; meeting her future husband; emigration to the U.S. in 1948; her sister and parents joining her; and marriage in 1950. Ms. E. discusses many relatives who were killed in the Holocaust and her father's indomitable spirit which helped fellow prisoners in Dachau and the Isle of Man. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
E., Ann, 1924-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1996
Interview Date
May 20, 1996.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ann E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1970). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.