Shoshana N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3473) interviewed by Anita Tarsi
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.
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992
- Interview Date
- August 24 and September 15, 1992.
- 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.