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Doris S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3486) interviewed by Alys Kremer Grossman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3486

Videotape testimony of Doris S., who was born in Fürth, Germany in 1925, the younger of two sisters. She recalls expulsion from public school in 1933; attending Jewish school; their maid leaving due to anti-Jewish laws; her father's sense of safety due to his status as a decorated World War I veteran; being rounded-up with her family on Kristallnacht; her father's arrest; his release due to his veteran's status; his efforts to secure the release from Dachau of family and friends; visiting her grandparents in Berlin; placement on a Kindertransport with her cousins to London via Rotterdam; corresponding with her parents; attending boarding school in Kent; her parents' arrival in August 1939; German air raids; emigration to the United States in 1940; and marriage. Ms. S. notes her devastation after the war when learning about the killings and camps; how fortunate her family was and their minimal losses (“only” two aunts were killed); her sister's return to Germany and conversion from Judaism; visiting her and attending school reunions in Germany; and one of her three children showing interest in her experiences. She shows documents.

S., Doris, 1925-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1996
Interview Date
June 12, 1996.
Fürth (Bavaria, Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Rotterdam (Netherlands)
London (England)
Kent (England)
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Doris S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3486). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.