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Rachel A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2873) interviewed by Lilian Sicular

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2873

Videotape testimony of Rachel A., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1921. She recalls celebrating Easter and Christmas; moving to Kiel in 1926; antisemitic abuse in school; moving to Frankfurt in 1931; Nazi demonstrations; leaving school in March 1933; her parents changing her name to the more "Aryan"-sounding "Dora"; traveling to Switzerland in April 1933; moving to Manchester; assistance from the Jewish community, her first contact with other Jews; attending nursing school in London in 1938; the school's evacuation to Wales in September 1940; and emigration to the United States in 1940. Mrs. A. describes her education, marriages, family and career. She discusses her father's book, "The Price of liberty: A German on Contemporary Britain" and notes that her Jewish identity was first defined by antisemitism in Germany.

A., Rachel, 1921-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
June 23, 1994.
2 copies: and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rachel A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2873). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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