Marion L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-638) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
- Interview Date
- November 11, 1985.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marion L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-638). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marion L., who was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1924 and raised in nearby Herford. Mrs. L. recalls her comfortable upper-middle-class childhood; playing in her father's tobacco warehouse; a non-Jewish girlfriend who refused to see her after joining a Nazi organization; a family employee's role in her home's looting on Kristallnacht; her father's return from incarceration at Sachsenhausen; being sent by her parents on a chidren's transport to Holland in 1939; and living in an orphanage with 100 other refugee children. She details the 1940 German attack; a prominent Christian Dutchwoman who arranged the group's escape on a freighter; interrogation by authorities in Liverpool; internment in a billiard hall in Wigan; losing contact with her parents when they were deported; a Dutch doctor who helped her obtain a nursing job; an old family friend who obtained a copy of her birth certificate; emigration to America in 1946; marriage to a German Jewish doctor who had left in 1933; becoming a social worker; reconciling with her childhood girlfriend; and a postwar return to Herford.