Steven H. and Marion L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-544) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Barbara Hadley Katz,
Videotape testimony of Steven H. and Marion L., twins, who discuss the period immediately following their liberation by the Russians from a train in a small German farm village; the subsequent arrival of American troops; and their transfer to a holding camp in Leipzig. They remember their parents' efforts to return to Amsterdam and the frustration of being put into another camp because they were German by birth, in spite of having been deported from Amsterdam. They relate their journey to the United States and their arrival in New York on January 1, 1946. They discuss extensively their postwar adjustment; their memories of Bergen-Belsen; their parents' spirit, coping and survival skills; recent trips to Amsterdam and Germany; and the impact of their experiences on their lives and those of their families. They show many pictures of themselves as children, of their trips to Europe, and of some from a Dutch publication (ca. 1946) about Bergen-Belsen which were used to illustrate a manuscript written by their father in 1946 describing his experiences. They emphasize the importance of remembering these events and educating youth about this history and its impact.
- New Haven, Conn : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
- Interview Date
- March 26, 1985.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Steven H. and Marion L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-544). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.