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Amalia B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3523) interviewed by Erin Soriano

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3523

Videotape testimony of Amalia B., who was born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands in 1930. Ms. B. notes she has few memories of life prior to hiding. She recounts her father was director of a milk factory laboratory; one of his assistants hiding her (her parents and brother were elsewhere); feeling very loved by her foster family despite not being able to go outside; knowing she had to hide if Germans came in; being sent to her foster family's relatives in the country; liberation by Canadian troops; not wanting to leave her foster family; never feeling close to her father; learning her parents had a baby near the end of the war; indifference to religion (her parents belonged to an ethical society); visits from Israeli relatives; spending one year in Israel where she met her first husband; marriage in Canada in 1962; the births of three sons; divorce; and remarriage to a non-Jew. Ms. B. discusses her perception she shared her experiences with her children (they did not think she did); continuing relations with her foster family; and coming to terms with her experience while attending a Hidden Child conference.

Author/Creator
B., Amalia, 1939-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1996
Interview Date
April 23, 1996.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Amalia B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3523). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297722
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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