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Rita K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2505) interviewed by Sarah Hirschfield and Margot Brandes

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2505

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.

Author/Creator
K., Rita, 1925-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
Interview Date
October 29, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4318155
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:42:00
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