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Ruth L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2496) interviewed by Stephanie Hurst,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2496

Videotape testimony of Ruth L., who was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1936. She recounts frequent visits to her grandparents in Cologne; Kristallnacht; emigration to Amsterdam; her brother's birth; German invasion in 1940; attending a Jewish school; anti-Jewish restrictions; hiding during round-ups; a non-Jewish neighbor arranging for her and her brother to be hidden with non-Jews in December 1942; occasional visits with her parents; arrest in September 1943; transfer to the central gathering site for Jews; her brother's hospitalization for polio; being smuggled out; hiding with non-Jews in Tegelen; hospitalization for polio; her brother's transfer to Westerbork (he did not survive); transfer to a children's home in Amsterdam in 1944; liberation; reunion with her parents (the Red Cross assisted them in finding her); attending school; treatment for poor health; her brother's birth; visiting Israel; marriage to a man she met in England; emigration there; her father's death in 1969; and her mother joining her. Ms. L. shows photographs and letters.

L., Ruth, 1936-
London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
November 24, 1993.
Hamburg (Germany)
Cologne (Germany)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Tegelen (Netherlands)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ruth L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2496). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.