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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2505

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    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.
    K., Rita, 1925-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
    Interview Date
    October 29, 1993.
    Lauterbach (Vogelsbergkreis, Germany)
    Bad Nauheim (Germany)
    Hamburg (Germany)
    Cuxhaven (Germany)
    Stuttgart (Germany)
    Cite As
    Rita K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2505). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Brandes, Margot, interviewer.
    Hirschfield, Sarah, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (29 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Nuremberg laws.
    Postwar experiences.

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