Alice R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4367) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Sara Moss Herz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2006
- Interview Date
- November 13, 2006.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. with VHS time coding.
- Cite As
- Alice R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4367). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alice R., who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1922. She recalls active participation in Hashomer Hatzair and a Jewish swim club; attending a German language gymnasium; expulsion due to antisemitism; deciding to emigrate to Israel with her youth group; her mother accompanying her and the group to Prague; her mother leaving since the border was to be closed when Slovakia was formed (she never saw her, her father, or younger sister again); traveling through Germany to debark from Marseille; attending an agricultural girls school, working, then attending music school; marriage in 1947; returning to Czechoslovakia to see her surviving relatives; not being able to leave for three years because she had used her old Czech passport which was invalidated by the communist regime; living in Rome; the births of two daughters; and emigrating to the United States in 1960. Ms. R. discusses reunions of the swim club starting twenty years ago.