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Ellen S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-204) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Dori Laub,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-204

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    Videotape testimony of Ellen S., a non-Jew who was born in Bohemia. Mrs. S. describes her life in Plzeň; her limited yet positive contact with Jews; the German occupation and increasing restrictions on her freedom; her apprenticeship to a dressmaker; and her peripheral knowledge of the Jewish situation. She relates the shock of seeing a deportation train full of abused prisoners, and her thwarted attempts to feed them; her subsequent attempts to aid people when possible; and the inability of the church to address the immediate situation. She also speaks of meeting the American G.I. who was to become her husband; emigration to the United States; her general disillusionment; and her regret that she was unable to help more than she did.
    S., Ellen, 1923-
    New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
    Interview Date
    June 16, 1980.
    Bohemia (Czech Republic)
    Plzeň (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Ellen S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-204). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.
    Laub, Dori, interviewer.

    Physical Details

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

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