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Selma A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3975) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3975

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    Videotape testimony of Selma A. who was born in Mannheim, Germany in 1905. She recounts moving at age one to Halberstadt; her father volunteering during World War I; their assimilated lifestyle; attending high school; working in Hamburg; her mother's death in 1927; marriage in 1932 (her husband's father was American); anti-Jewish restrictions starting in 1933; her son's birth; leaving for Antwerp; German invasion in 1940; her husband's arrest and incarceration in Gurs; his release when his father sent United States citizenship papers; his emigration to the U.S.; traveling to Marseille; paying a guide to smuggle her and her son across the Pyrenees to Spain; her brief arrest in Spain; her son's assignment to an orphanage; retrieving her son; living in Barcelona, Madrid, and Libson; assistance from HIAS; and emigration to the United States in 1943. Ms. A. discusses her husband establishing a business; his grandfather's service as a Jewish chaplain during the Civil War; her daughter's birth; and her husband's death in 1974.
    A., Selma, 1905-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1999
    Interview Date
    May 14, 1999.
    Mannheim (Germany)
    Halberstadt (Germany)
    Hamburg (Germany)
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Marseille (France)
    Madrid (Spain)
    Barcelona (Spain)
    Lisbon (Portugal)
    Cite As
    Selma A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3975). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kaplan, Raymond, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (52 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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