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Millie S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2395) interviewed by David Krakow and Sarah Hirschfield

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2395

Videotape testimony of Millie S., who was born in Grossenlinden, Germany in 1991. She recalls cordial relations with non-Jews; attending public school; changes after Hitler became known; her brother being stabbed by a young Nazi in 1928; marriage; her son's birth; her parents' and younger brother's emigration to the United States in 1936; her husband's and brother-in-law's imprisonment on Kristallnacht; hiding with her son when her apartment was ransacked; the police chief warning her to leave town; traveling to Frankfurt; learning her husband was in Buchenwald; the town's mayor warning her to leave Germany; traveling to the Netherlands; embarking for the United States; the ship's captain receiving orders to return all Jews; ignoring them since they were in international waters; her husband's arrival in 1939 (he never recovered from injuries sustained in Buchenwald and had to live in a nursing home); and working several jobs while her mother watched her son. Ms. S. discusses returning to Germany and being treated well; living with her parents until their deaths; and restoring her brother's grave and having a memorial built in Grossenlinden. She shows photographs.

Author/Creator
S., Millie, 1911-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
March 6, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Millie S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2395). 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/4296803
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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