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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2395

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    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.
    S., Millie, 1911-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
    Interview Date
    March 6, 1992.
    Grossenlinden (Linden, Hesse, Germany)
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Cite As
    Millie S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2395). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Krakow, David, interviewer.
    Hirschfield, Sarah, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (44 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar effects.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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