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Inge A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-239) interviewed by Dori Laub and Pam Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-239

Videotape testimony of Inge A., who was born in Kippenheim, Germany in 1934. She recalls life in the village; Crystal Night; her father's deportation to Dachau; moving to her grandparents' village; the excitement generated by the Nazis and participating in marching songs with local children; her father's return; his stories about Dachau; attending a Jewish school in Stuttgart; deportations of the local Jews, including her grandparents; and her father's success in their being exempted because he was a disabled World War I veteran. Ms. A. describes her family's eventual deportation to Theresienstadt in August 1942; being hospitalized; learning songs and attending the clandestine school; friendship with another child; extreme hunger; scrounging on garbage heaps for food; Nazi attempts to portray Theresienstadt as a model camp to the International Red Cross and in a film; constant deportations; feeling devastated when her friend was deported; and liberation in May 1945. She relates her family's return to Stuttgart; emigration to the United States; serious episodes of tuberculosis; returning to Germany to attend medical school and leaving upon hearing Nazi songs. She reflects upon the effects of these experiences on her life; her interest in the Eichmann trial; and writing about the Holocaust. Ms. A. plays a recording of one of her songs.

Author/Creator
A., Inge, 1934-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
Interview Date
February 26, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Inge A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-239). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/829587
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