Carla S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1500) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Lucille B. Ritvo
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 16, 1991.
- 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.
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.