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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2489

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Netherlands
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Hengelo (Gelderland, Netherlands)
    Cite As
    Hadassah C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2489). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Strage, Henry M., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 34 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296823
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:51:00
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