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Ellen G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2738) interviewed by Josie Riger,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2738

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    Videotape testimony of Ellen G., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1938. She recalls her parents' divorce; visiting her father; attending a Catholic school; a kind nun (she hid her mother at one time); expulsion from school; she and her brother attending a Jewish school; her mother keeping them inside on Kristallnacht; a non-Jewish patient of her uncle's placing them on a Kindertransport organized by a Quaker woman in England; living with a private school teacher in London (her brother was placed at a boarding school); transfer to Dorset after the onset of war; transfer to her brother's school (he had been deported to Australia as an enemy alien); friendships with the other students despite one antisemitic teacher; nursing training in London; cessation of communication from her mother; her brother's return in 1941; her mother's arrival in 1947 (she had hidden in Berlin); her mother's emigration to the United States; and following her in 1951. Ms. G. discusses her father's deportation and death; many non-Jews who helped her family; continuing friendships with schoolmates in England; a government sponsored trip to Berlin in 1993; younger Germans seeking forgiveness; and her lost youth. She shows documents.
    G., Ellen, 1926-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
    Interview Date
    July 12, 1994.
    Berlin (Germany)
    London (England)
    Dorset (England)
    Cite As
    Ellen G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2738). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Riger, Josie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (31 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Child survivors.

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