Werner N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-779) interviewed by Shelly Dattner and Lilian Sicular
- New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
- Interview Date
- November 8, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Werner N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-779). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Werner N., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1911. He relates his father's service in World War I; a brief family history; attendance at gymnasium in Berlin; work for an international dental supply firm; his father's feeling of safety during Hitler's rise to power because he was a World War I veteran; his sister's emigration to Palestine in 1934; his attempts to emigrate to the United States; and being able to hide during Kristallnacht because he was forewarned. Mr. N. describes leaving for Shanghai in 1939; obtaining a job and living quarters; deteriorating conditions under the Japanese after Pearl Harbor; ghettoization in Hongkew; liberation by the United States Navy in September 1945; emigration to the United States; important assistance received from American Jewish organizations; his subsequent life; and reunions of "Shanghai-ers" he has attended.