Barbara Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4416) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2008
- Interview Date
- April 25, 2008.
- 3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Barbara Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4416). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Barbara Z., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1921, an only child. She recalls her father was not Jewish; her parents were both dentists; their divorce when she was twelve; her maternal grandfather living with them; her mother's Danish friend urging her mother to send her to Denmark due to Hitler's ascent to power; arrival in Copenhagen in 1936; attending a Catholic school; her mother's arrival a year later (her grandfather had died); their sham marriages so they could remain; German invasion; non-Jews arranging their transport in a small fishing boat to Sweden (the fisherman was later killed for his activities); living with a cousin in Stockholm, then on their own; being returned to Denmark after the war; and their emigration to the United States in 1946. Ms. Z. notes her mother's sister and her husband were deported and killed; returning to Germany with her children sixteen years ago at the invitation of the German government, and hearing antisemitic remarks there.