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Carla S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1500) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Lucille B. Ritvo

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1500

Videotape testimony of Carla S., who was born in Groningen, Holland, in 1917, and raised in Assen. Mrs. S. recalls childhood in an affluent, religious family; nursing training at a mental institution in Apeldoorn; meeting her first husband; her mother's death; obtaining her father's consent to marry in late 1938; moving to Enschede, where her husband was a cantor; and the birth of a daughter in July 1939. She describes German occupation; the September 1941 Aktion in which her husband was taken (she never saw him again); her second daughter's birth in 1942; contacting the Dutch underground which placed her first daughter in hiding in October 1942; being placed in an attic in Marle (a hamlet near Nijverdal), where she was forbidden to see her baby; a narrow escape from her host's pro-German relative; being moved to Utrecht, then Maarssen; and returning to Marle, where she was cared for while ill. She relates difficulties obtaining the return of her second daughter; reunion with her first daughter; remarriage; her third daughter's birth in 1947; emigration to America in 1953; and the birth of her son, a Down's Syndrome child, in 1957.

Author/Creator
S., Carla, 1917-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
May 16, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Carla S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1500). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/994992
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