Fanny S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1761) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- January 7, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Fanny S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1761). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Fanny S., who was born in Braunschweig, Germany in 1924, the oldest of three daughters. She recounts her father earned the Iron Cross in World War I; his orthodoxy; attending public school; visiting relatives in Dresden; antisemitic restrictions after 1933, including expulsion from school; attending camp in Leiden in 1937; confiscation of her father's business; her father's severe beating; his emigration to the United States in 1938; forced relocation; arrests and destruction on Kristallnacht; emigration with her mother and two sisters via Hamburg to the United States in March 1939; and marriage to an American man in 1945. Ms. S. discusses the importance of her father's Iron Cross to their survival and her continuing hostility toward Germany and the German language. She shows photographs and reads excerpts from letters and her diary.