Herbert F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-867) interviewed by Herbert Hane and Barbara Dover
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1992
- Interview Date
- January 19, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Herbert F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-867). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Herbert F., who was born in Michelstadt, Germany in 1910. He recalls the family moves to Bad Mergentheim, then Gelsenkirchen; his father's enlistment in the German military during World War I; attending the Hebrew School of Gelsenkirchen; joining his father's business in 1928; and his fear after hearing Hitler speak. Mr. F. recounts the 1933 Nazi takeover of his father's business; the family's move to Frankfurt; his decision to emigrate to Palestine; seeing his sister in Genoa on his way; and living in Petaḥ Tiḳṿah, then Haifa; his parents' emigration to Palestine via Denmark and Switzerland; his sister's arrival in 1938; and his move to the United States in 1938. He discusses Raoul Wallenberg, who was his roommate in Haifa, detailing their friendship and correspondence.