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Louise S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3532) interviewed by Erin Soriano,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3532

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    Videotape testimony of Louise S., who was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1929. She recalls her extended family; their assimilated lifestyle; moving to Bussum; attending school in Amsterdam; plans to emigrate; German invasion prior to their departure date; fleeing to IJmuiden; returning home; anti-Jewish laws including expulsion from school; forced relocation to Amsterdam; attending a Jewish school; obtaining false papers; going into hiding in January 1943; hiding with a relative in Bussum who was connected to the resistance; being sent by herself to a family in Hilversum; transfer three months later to another family, then to Haarlem, then with her parents to a farm in Apeldoorn; liberation by Canadian troops in April 1945; reunion with her sister; learning all their family had perished except those married to non-Jews and one cousin; living in Naarden; attending school; marriage to a Danish non-Jew; and emigration to Canada. Ms. S. discusses nightmares and depressions resulting from her experiences; her sons' lack of interest in her story and Judaism; and the interest of her non-Jewish daughter-in-law and son's girlfriend's.
    S., Louise, 1929-
    Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1996
    Interview Date
    May 29, 1996.
    Rotterdam (Netherlands)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Bussum (Netherlands)
    IJmuiden (Netherlands)
    Hilversum (Netherlands)
    Haarlem (Netherlands)
    Apeldoorn (Netherlands)
    Naarden (Netherlands)
    Cite As
    Louise S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3532). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Soriano, Erin, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 3 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.

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