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Johanna C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-171) interviewed by Dori Laub and Nanette Auerhahn

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-171

Videotape testimony of Johanna C., who was born in Munich in 1919 of a Jewish father and a Catholic mother. She tells of her well-to-do, nonreligious upbringing in Schwabing; her relationship with her parents and their attitudes toward Judaism; and her own feelings about not having a Jewish education. She describes prejudice within her school and the rise of Nazism as coinciding with her growing awareness of being Jewish; her attitude towards Hitler; and the conflict with her parents over her desire to emigrate. She was arrested twice and describes her feelings about those incidents as well as her formal conversion to Judaism following her second arrest. She also tells of the process of her emigration in 1938 and settlement in the United States, including her marriage and divorce, and her graduate and postgraduate education.

Author/Creator
C., Johanna, 1919-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
April 26, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Johanna C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-171). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.