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Hadassah C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2489) interviewed by Henry M. Strage

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2489

Videotape testimony of Hadassah C., who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1939, the daughter of Polish immigrants. She recounts her maternal grandparents' emigration to Palestine in 1933; German invasion; being hidden with a family in Hengelo; her parents' clandestine visits; her mother determining she was being neglected; transfer to another family; attending church (she had not been told she was Jewish); a parade at liberation; her foster parents' fondness for her resulting in their reluctance to return her; returning to her parents; learning she was a Jew; her sister's birth in 1946; attending a Jewish school; participating in Zionist organizations; yearly visits to her mother's sister in England; meeting her husband there; marriage to him in England; the birth of two children; and spending every Passover in Israel, where her sister lives. Ms. C. notes her mother had been caught and deported to Auschwitz; continuing close relations with her foster family; nightmares resulting from her experiences; and her mother's unwillingness to share her story.

Author/Creator
C., Hadassah, 1939-
Published
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
October 26, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hadassah C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2489). 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/4296823
Record last modified: 2012-03-19 11:07:00
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