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Alice R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4367) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Sara Moss Herz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4367

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.

R., Alice, 1922-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2006
Interview Date
November 13, 2006.
Bratislava (Slovakia)
Prague (Czech Republic)
Marseille (France)
Rome (Italy)
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.
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