Bridget S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-887) interviewed by Mark Blechner and Martha Schulwolf
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
- Interview Date
- May 3, 1987.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Bridget S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-887). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Bridget S., who was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1910. Mrs. S. describes her Christian family background; lack of prejudice in her family as well as the intellectual society in Stuttgart; meeting her husband, a Jewish doctor, during her nursing training; and her marriage and subsequent move to a sanatorium near Rottweil, where her husband received further psychiatric training. She recalls the birth of her two children; observing the Nazi rise to power; her mother's openly anti-Nazi sentiments and actions; hearing stories about Dachau; her growing fears; her brother's urging them to emigrate; and her husband's reluctance to leave because of his attachment to Germany. She tells of their emigration to the United States in 1935, against the wishes of her parents-in-law; their adjustment to America; her mother's annual prewar visits; the vivid images of the deportations as portrayed by her mother after the war; learning of the deaths of her parents-in-law in Terezín; her analysis of why Jews remained in Germany; and her feelings about her return to Germany and reunion with her brother in 1948.