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Regine K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4193) interviewed by Yannis Thanassekos and Michel Rosenfeldt

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4193

Videotape testimony of Regine K., who was born in Hague, Netherlands in 1920, one of three children. She recounts her family's move to Brussels; vacationing with her maternal grandparents in Holland; her mother's death; her father's remarriage; studying to become a nurse and passing the exam; traveling with her father to Boulogne; German invasion; returning to Brussels; obtaining false papers; working as a hospital nurse; joining a resistance group; her family going into hiding; distributing resistance materials and trying to persuade German soldiers to desert; arrest; interrogation and torture; deportation to Malines; escaping from a train; briefly staying with her brothers in Brussels; hiding in many locations; working as a private nurse; continued participation in the resistance; arrest; incarceration in St. Gilles; brutal interrogations; transfer to Breendonk three months later, then Malines; abandonment by the Germans; returning to Brussels; marriage and divorce; and living in New York for several years with her second husband. Mr. K. discusses the importance of her father's financial support to her survival; the solidarity of her resistance group; one brother's denouncement and deportation (he did not survive); and her son's lack of interest in her experiences.

Author/Creator
K., Regine, 1920-
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1999
Interview Date
April 7 and 8, 1999.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Regine K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4193). 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/4924009
Record last modified: 2016-04-11 13:22:00
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