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Herbert F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-867) interviewed by Herbert Hane and Barbara Dover,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-867

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.

F., Herbert, 1910-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1992
Interview Date
January 19, 1992.
Michelstadt (Germany)
Bad Mergentheim (Germany)
Gelsenkirchen (Germany)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Haifa (Israel)
Genoa (Italy)
Petaḥ Tiḳṿah (Israel)
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.