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Margo B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2345) interviewed by Nat Arkin and Sarah Hirschfield,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2345

Videotape testimony of Margo B., who was born in Schkeuditz, Germany in 1925. She recalls attending school in Halle; antisemitic restrictions; her father's arrest in 1938 because he had Polish citizenship; his release provided he emigrate within four weeks; his emigration to Paris; joining him with her younger sister, mother, and uncle a month later; moving to Villeneuve-sur-Lot; attending school; her father serving in the military when war began; his return upon French surrender; obtaining false papers for himself from a military colleague; their family receiving false papers from a non-Jewish friend; moving to Marseille; apprenticing as a dressmaker; the Gestapo establishing their office across the street from their home; moving to Lyon; witnessing random shootings of men on the street as a reprisal against the underground; liberation; cousins who survived Auschwitz living with them for three months; emigration with her family to the United States in 1948; and marriage to a Berlin refugee. Ms. B. discussing feeling French, not German, and a visit to Berlin hosted by the German government.

B., Margo, 1925-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1991
Interview Date
December 20, 1991.
Schkeuditz (Germany)
Halle an der Saale (Germany)
Paris (France)
Villeneuve-sur-Lot (France)
Marseille (France)
Lyon (France)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Margo B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2345). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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