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Reflecting on Property Loss During the Holocaust

Dublin Core

Title

Reflecting on Property Loss During the Holocaust

Subject

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Economic aspects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Description

Oral history video clip featuring Rachel Nurman who survived the Holocaust. Taken from a video originally produced by University of South Florida Libraries Oral History Program, for the Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project.

Creator

University of South Florida Libraries Oral History Program

Source

Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

Publisher

Tampa, Fla. : University of South Florida Tampa Library.

Date

2010-07-05

Contributor

Nurman, Rachel
Ellis, Carolyn
Duncan, Jane
Purnell, David
Fa'alogo, Gafataitua

Relation

F60-00032

Format

video / mpeg4

Language

English

Type

Moving Image

Coverage

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

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Transcription

That I never knew why—I never had the answer, why they did it to innocent people, why the world let it happen?  And the churches, what they did, from the Jewish—I cannot say nothing.  They have nothing to say about that; they were persecuted themselves, too.  But the churches, they go for that, that a life and a person is very sacred.  And here they knew about what was going on, how they—little children being killed, and what a humiliation they did to people; sometimes it’s worse than that.  And nobody did nothing to them.  Just a few of them got hanged, and that make no impression on them. 

And the country is a good country, and they have everything more than everybody else with their robbing, what they did.  Why did they have that?  But they say now—they interviewed the big shots, (inaudible) and, you know, the other.  They did it because they needed money.  They needed the Jewish money, they said.  And the world has that and the churches knew about it.  For money, it’s okay to kill people, to kill the innocent people for money?  And they didn’t do nothing about it, the churches.  The priests didn’t do nothing about it.  And to me this everything what I see, what a priest doing the baptizing, they do that, they do that—to me, it’s a humiliation to people, too, because they don’t deserve to do that, because they don’t value human life, because they Christian.  Christians and Jews, to me, they’re the same.  We are all the same, God’s people.  Do I look different than you or somebody else, the same feelings I got than everybody else?  So to me, this makes no sense, all these things.

Original Format

MiniDV

Duration

3:15

Compression

MPEG 4

Producer

University of South Florida Libraries, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center

Citation

University of South Florida Libraries Oral History Program, “Reflecting on Property Loss During the Holocaust,” USF Library Special & Digital Collections Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2019, http://exhibits.lib.usf.edu/items/show/1458.