Trudi R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-599) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Ellen Suesserman
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
- Interview Date
- July 9, 1985.
- 5 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Trudi R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-599). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Trudi R., who was born in Munich, Germany in 1929. She recounts being raised as a Catholic (her father was Jewish and her mother Catholic); her perceived absence of antisemitism prior to the war, which she attributes to the influence of the Catholic clergy; her father's flight from Germany in June 1939; participating in a Catholic youth group; memories of the group leader, a priest who was later implicated in an assassination attempt against Hitler; Nazi pressure on her mother to obtain a divorce; exclusion from the female Hitler youth group; expulsion from high school when she was fourteen; discovering her family was on a deportation list; liberation by United States troops; and emigration to the United States in December 1946. Ms. R. discusses her psychoanalysis and visits to Munich and Dachau.