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Judith B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3190) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3190

Videotape testimony of Judith B., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1923, the oldest of four children. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; attending a Jewish school; antisemitic harassment and restrictions; apprenticing as a dressmaker; her parents obtaining affidavits from relatives in the United States; her father's three-month incarceration in Sachsenhausen beginning in June 1938; her mother registering the four children for a Kindertransport; assistance from a non-Jewish neighbor immediately after Kristallnacht; she and her siblings traveling to Stockholm on a Kindertransport in 1939; living with a foster family; completing a course to be an infant nurse, then working; corresponding with her parents (her father had emigrated to the United States, her mother remained in Berlin); learning her mother had escaped to Budapest and lived as a Catholic during the war; bringing her mother to Stockholm in November 1945; emigration with her mother and siblings to the United States in 1946 to join her father; marriage in 1948; and the births of her children. Ms. B. discusses remaining orthodox; completing graduate education; and visiting Germany on a Fulbright scholarship. She shows photographs.

B., Judith, 1923-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
Interview Date
November 17, 1995.
Berlin (Germany)
Stockholm (Sweden)
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Judith B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3190). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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