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Susan B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3942) interviewed by Helen Katz and Barbara Hadley Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3942

Videotape testimony of Susan B., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1929. She recounts being raised as a Catholic (her mother was Lutheran and her father Jewish); performing at the Vienna State Theater; the Anschluss; her father's harassment by a Hitler Youth; his incarceration in Dachau; obtaining British visas with assistance from her half-sister; traveling with her mother to London in November 1938; living in a foster home with a Jewish girl from Breslau; her mother working as a domestic; a wonderful relationship with her foster mother and sister; her father's arrival; visits from her parents; the outbreak of war; evacuation to St. Albans; living with a priest's family for several months; emigration with her parents to the United States in February 1940; her marriages; and her career. Ms. B. discusses the deaths of many relatives in the Holocaust, including her grandmother; seldom sharing her experiences, although her children knew some; and recently speaking about her experiences as a result of joining a Holocaust survivors group.

Author/Creator
B., Susan, 1929-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1999
Interview Date
October 4, 1999.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Susan B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3942). 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/4528208
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