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Helga G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4324) October 25, 2001.

Author: Helga G; Simon J Carmel
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Sign languagesView all editions and formats
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Videotape testimony of Helga G., a Lutheran, who was born deaf in Hamburg, Germany in 1923, the oldest of five children. She recalls attending a school for the deaf; Hitler's assumption of power; her parents' and other relatives' anti-Nazi beliefs; being forced by a teacher to join a Nazi group (N.S.D.A.P.); observing Jews wearing the yellow star; the disappearance of Jews; a deaf teacher informing the class he was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Personal narratives, German
Named Person: Helga G
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Helga G; Simon J Carmel
OCLC Number: 702172798
Language Note: This interview was conducted in American sign language with voice-over and closed-caption in English.
Description: 1 videorecording (56 min.) : col.
Responsibility: interviewed by Simon J. Carmel

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Videotape testimony of Helga G., a Lutheran, who was born deaf in Hamburg, Germany in 1923, the oldest of five children. She recalls attending a school for the deaf; Hitler's assumption of power; her parents' and other relatives' anti-Nazi beliefs; being forced by a teacher to join a Nazi group (N.S.D.A.P.); observing Jews wearing the yellow star; the disappearance of Jews; a deaf teacher informing the class he was to be involuntarily sterilized; his suicide when his arrest was imminent as an anti-Nazi; her involuntary sterilization; meeting her future husband in Leipzig (he was deaf and also had been sterilized); apprenticeship as a weaver; destruction of their home in Allied bombings; her parents' move to Bavaria; joining them; visiting an aunt in Munich; hearing rumors about atrocities; arrival of United States troops; marriage; living in East Germany; escaping to West Germany two years later; living with her parents in Hamburg; emigration to the United States, despite restrictions on deaf immigration, with assistance from an American friend; her husband's death; and her remarriage. Ms. G. discusses sadness that she could not have children.

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