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Ursula K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4143) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4143

Videotape testimony of Ursula K., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1919. She recounts her family's orthodoxy; a close relationship with her maternal grandparents; two brothers; frequent street fights between communists and Nazis; attending public school and lyceum; cordial relations with non-Jews; disappearance of Jewish teachers when Hitler came to power in 1933; leaving to attend a Jewish school (she did not have to since her father was a World War I veteran); under her older brother's influence, joining the anti-Nazi group led by Herbert Baum; her brother's arrest; his release in an amnesty when Hindenberg died; distributing anti-Nazi posters and flyers at night, not realizing the danger; her father's non-Jewish employer encouraging them to emigrate; and emigration to Argentina in fall 1937. She discusses her grandparents' arrival in 1941 and sharing her story with her daughter.

Author/Creator
K., Ursula, 1919-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 2001
Interview Date
July 30, 2001.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Ursula K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4143). 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/4847637
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:25:00
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