Ruth L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2496) interviewed by Stephanie Hurst
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- November 24, 1993.
- 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.
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.