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Hal L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1899) interviewed by Alice Epstein and Rochelle Karp

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1899

Videotape testimony of Hal L., who was born in Wanne-Eickel, Germany in 1923. He recalls his traditional and strict upbringing; his father's medical practice; non-Jewish friends; anti-Semitic incidents in school; expulsion of Jewish students in 1936; attending Jewish high school in Cologne, where he lived with an aunt; and emigrating alone to the United States in 1937. Mr. L. recounts living with a Jewish family in Washington, D.C.; corresponding with his family; their arrival in 1939; assistance from the Baron de Hirsch Fund to purchase a chicken farm in Woodbine, New Jersey; his father's move to New York, then Jerusalem; visiting his father frequently in Israel; and the fate of other family members. He reflects upon the loss of his childhood; discussing prejudice with his grandsons; and a reunion in Aachen he and his wife attended.

L., Hal, 1923-
Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Holocaust Oral History Project, 1992
Interview Date
May 14, 1992.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Hal L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1899). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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