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Marion C. testimony 2010 [video recording]

Holocaust Testimony

Object IDMC1007_01_VD
Date of Recording29 July 2010

InterviewerKrieger, Kit
IntervieweeCassirer, Marion
Duration1h 48m 0.0s
SynopsisMarion C. was born in Berlin, Germany in 1936. She describes her paternal family. She describes how her family store was destroyed during Kristallnacht. She recalls how her parents had to do forced labour in the city. She describes how her mother switched their identity cards with a friend. She describes their escape across the Dutch border. She recalls being separated from her mother and going into hiding. She describes being spotted by police and sent to a crèche were children were held for deportation. She describes her escape with the help of the Amsterdam underground. She describes going into hiding again on a farm with her foster family. She recalls an incident of being identified by a traveling salesman who was a Nazi informant. Marion describes living on a Roma caravan near the end of the war. She describes liberation by Canadian troops. She explains her mother’s story living in hiding in Amsterdam and describes their reunion. She describes immigrating to Seattle in 1948. Marion discusses her relationship with her mother. She discusses her faith. Marion discusses sharing her experience, speaking with students, and giving testimony. She shows photographs. 
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Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.