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Dori K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-59) interviewed by Dori Laub and Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-59

Videotape testimony of Dori K., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1939. Ms. K. relates her family's move to Brussels after Hitler's rise to power; her father's arrest and disappearance in 1942; hiding with her mother in her uncle's home for six months; and being sent alone to a small village to stay with a family of Catholic farmers for two years. She tells of staying briefly with her mother, then being sent to an orphanage outside Brussels, where she was very unhappy. She describes her postwar reunion with her mother, who at first failed to recognize her; their emigration to the United States when she was twelve or thirteen; and her easy adjustment to life in California. Ms. K. speaks of beginning to explore and confront repressed feelings about her father and her experiences and of the importance of her writing as a means to "lift the blanket" which shrouds her memory of the past. She also reads a poem she has written about her memories of the farm family.

K., Dori, 1939-
Hartford, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
December 2, 1979.
Brussels (Belgium)
Antwerp (Belgium)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dori K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-59). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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