Media Files
Title:
Rachelle C. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.1322
Orbis bib 982288
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 1990-06-07
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.1322
Orbis bib 982288
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body C., Rachelle, 1919-
Person or Corporate Body C., Rachelle, 1919-
topical Video tapes
topical Women
topical Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
genre_form Personal narratives
topical World War, 1939-1945
genre_form Personal narratives, Jewish
topical Families
topical Jews
topical Migrations
topical Jewish refugees
topical Jews
topical Legal status, laws, etc.
geographic Germany
geographic Germany
geographic Hamburg (Germany)
geographic San Salvador (El Salvador)
topical Kristallnacht, 1938
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Antisemitism
temporal Pre-war
topical Crystal Night, 1938
topical Mutual aid
topical Postwar experiences
topical Nuremberg laws
Format:
1 Videocassettes (3/4" U-Matic)
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Rachelle C., who was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1919. Mrs. C. recalls attending Jewish schools; Hitler's rise to power; the Nazi boycott of her family's business; and imposition of the Nuremberg laws. She details events of Kristallnacht, including a teacher who hid her brother; seeing her father being taken away wearing his old army uniform and Iron Cross; and destruction of the family business. She tells of her mother proceeding with family emigration plans while her father was incarcerated; departure via Antwerp with her family in December 1938; arrival in San Salvador; leaving her father (who was a Polish citizen) there; going by freighter to San Francisco, California, in early 1939; working as a governess; attending night school; sending money to her father (he arrived in 1940); her brother's service in the Merchant Marine; her feelings of gratitude towards the United States; and impressions from a recent visit to Hamburg with her late husband.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording New Haven, Conn. :
Date:
creation 1990-06-07
Agent:
Producer Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
C., Rachelle, 1919-
Ritvo, Lucille B., 1920-
Katz, Helen, 1936-
Interviewee C, Rachelle (2124)
Interviewer Ritvo, L.
Duration:
01:02:44
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