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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.

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