Inge M. testimony 1990 [video recording]
Date of Recording10 January 1990
SynopsisInge M. was born in Vienna, Austria in August of 1933. She describes her family. She recalls moving to Belgium in 1939 and the German occupation. Inge describes an antisemitic incident in school. She recalls her father’s deportation to France and receiving letters from him. He was later transferred to Auschwitz. Inge describes her mother’s gentile friend arranging for a cousin to take Inge and her sister into hiding. Inge describes learning catechisms and being baptized in the Catholic church so that they could hide in convents. She recalls being transferred to a convent in the country and hiding at the home of a priest. Inge describes being reunited with her mother after liberation and then being placed in a Jewish children’s home. She describes moving with her mother and sister to Israel in 1949. She discusses her marriage and children. Inge reflects on her childhood experience and the importance of sharing her story after being reluctant to do so for years.
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