Rita K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2505) interviewed by Sarah Hirschfield and Margot Brandes
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
- Interview Date
- October 29, 1993.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rita K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2505). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rita K., who was born in 1925 in Lauterbach, Germany. She recounts attending school; being shunned by non-Jewish friends; eviction from their apartment; restrictions resulting from the Nuremberg laws; antisemitic harassment by her teacher; briefly attending a Jewish boarding school in Bad Nauheim; her father traveling to the United States to convince relatives to sponsor them for emigration; an examination at the United States Consulate in Stuttgart; emigration to the United States via Hamburg/Cuxhaven in December 1937; her maternal aunt's emigration in 1938; and her paternal grandfather joining them in 1941. Ms. K. notes the deaths of many relatives in the Holocaust; marriage in 1948 to a man who had attended the Jewish school in Bad Nauheim; the births of two children; and visiting Germany in 1976. She shows photographs.