Marion C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3524) interviewed by Fraidi Martz
- Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1995
- Interview Date
- July 18, 1995.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marion C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3524). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marion C., who was born in Berlin, German in 1936. She recounts her father paying for them to be smuggled to the Netherlands in 1942; his arrest (she never saw him again); escaping with her mother; a non-Jewish friend giving her mother her identity papers; betrayal by a paid smuggler; her mother telling the soldiers she was seeking her husband who was in the army; making their way to Arnhem; a priest giving them fare to Amsterdam; contacting the Jewish committee; separation from her mother; being hidden with a young couple; arrest; the underground getting her out; living in a rural convent, then with a loving family; hiding under the floor during searches (she still suffers from claustrophobia); liberation by Canadians in September 1944; return of the Germans; a second liberation; her mother's arrival in September 1945; not recognizing or wanting to go with her; returning to Amsterdam; learning that being Jewish involved a religion; crying for her foster family; emigration to the United States; relatives refusing to listen to their experiences; marriage in 1953; the births of two children; divorce after thirty years; and emigration to Canada. Mr. C. discusses her lost childhood; her mother's mental health problems; difficulties with her children; nightmares; and continuing contact with her foster family. She shows photographs.