Doris S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3486) interviewed by Alys Kremer Grossman
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1996
- Interview Date
- June 12, 1996.
- 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.
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.