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Shoshana N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3473) interviewed by Anita Tarsi

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3473

Videotape testimony of Shoshana N., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1925, the younger of two sisters. She recalls a happy childhood until 1932; attending a Jewish school; harassment en route; fascination with Nazi parades and music; accompanying her father to his sewing factory; participating in sports through Bar Kochba and Maccabi; their nanny's grief when she had to leave due to the Nuremberg laws; confiscation of her father's factory; observing the destruction of Kristallnacht; her sister's emigration to Palestine; emigrating with a group of twenty-five children to Copenhagen in April 1939; placement with a wealthy family; wonderful relations with them; attending school; placement on a farm with the goal of emigrating to Palestine; the underground hiding her group for two weeks in 1943 during German round-ups; underground members moving them to Odense, then Copenhagen; being smuggled with 500 other Jews in a coal ship to Sweden; working in Helsingborg; attending nursing school; receiving a stipend from Hehalutz; working at the local hospital, then with Jewish refugees after the war; learning from the Red Cross that her mother had been killed; Beriḥah and Hehalutz moving her group to Brussels; Haganah teaching them to use arms; illegal emigration to Palestine from Marseille a year later; incarceration on Cyprus; opening a baby clinic under the auspices of Palmaḥ and Haganah; arrival in Israel a year later; reunion with her sister; and living on a kibbutz. Ms. N. notes sharing only parts of her story with her children and the importance of not forgetting.

Author/Creator
N., Shoshana, 1925-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
Interview Date
August 24 and September 15, 1992.
Locale
Germany
Denmark
Berlin (Germany)
Copenhagen (Denmark)
Odense (Denmark)
Helsingborg (Sweden)
Brussels (Belgium)
Marseille (France)
Palestine
Cyprus
Language
Hebrew
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Shoshana N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3473). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297611
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:34:00
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