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Ursula D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3138) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Barbara Hadley Katz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3138

Videotape testimony of Ursula D., a non-Jew, who was born in Cologne, Germany in 1938. She recounts her parents' anti-Nazi sympathies; her father listening to Allied radio broadcasts; Allied bombing; constant fear; arrival of United States troops; postwar hardships, including rationing; an influx of refugees; her sense that Germans refused to admit culpability for the war and considered themselves “victims”; visiting relatives in Belgium, where she first learned about the Holocaust; confronting her parents; their unwillingness to discuss it; moving to Israel in the early 1960s; marriage to a Jew; and emigration to the United States in 1965. Ms. D. discusses aspects of German guilt; her family's hostility to her; studying the Holocaust; and participating in educational efforts. She shows photographs and reads her poetry.

D., Ursula, 1938-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
October 23, 1995.
Cologne (Germany)
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ursula D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3138). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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