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Luna H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4337) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4337

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    Videotape testimony of Luna H., who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the only child of Turkish parents. She recounts speaking French at home; her father annually renewing their Turkish citizenship; visiting relatives in Antwerp and France; German invasion; her father hiding a non-Turkish Jew; her father's belief they were protected by their Turkish citizenship; being rounded-up to the theater in Amsterdam; deportation to Westerbork; attending school and a cabaret; deportation a year later (September 15, 1944) to Bergen-Belsen; assignment to the Star camp, then the neutrals camp; hunger; caring for her mother when she had dysentery; believing in God after her mother recovered; Italian prisoners singing; ceasing to talk to anyone as conditions deteriorated; her father's heroic deeds; occasional Red Cross packages; transport to Denmark, then Sweden; embarkation on a ship to Istanbul; attending a French-Catholic school; returning to Amsterdam in 1947; marriage to an American soldier; and emigration to the United States in 1956. Ms. H. discusses learning four years ago that the Joint and Red Cross were instrumental in their rescue, and her deep gratitude to them.
    H., Luna, 1934-
    New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 2005
    Interview Date
    August 8, 2005.
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Istanbul (Turkey)
    Cite As
    Luna H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4337). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rudof, Joanne Weiner, interviewer.
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Digitized photographs are available in the repository.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 3 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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