Fred K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1373) interviewed by Ada Bloom and Ellie Fier
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- November 30, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Fred K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1373). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Fred K., who was born in Oberlauringen, Germany in 1927. He recalls his father's butcher shop closing when kosher slaughtering was outlawed; harassment by non-Jewish children; his older sister's emigration to the United States in 1937; his father twice being arrested and released; hiding on Kristallnacht while their apartment was vandalized; and leaving on a children's transport to England in the summer of 1939. Mr. K. describes brief stays on the coast and in London; emotionally difficult years at the Bunce Court School in Kent; and nurturing weekends in the home of a German Jewish refugee. Mr. K. relates emigrating to the United States in 1947; distancing himself from Jews and Jewish affiliations; obtaining a Ph.D. in sociology; rapprochement with the Jewish community at age thirty-eight; marriage; living in Israel from 1972 to 1974; confronting his past; visiting Oberlauringen in 1974; and participation in a child survivors' support group. He notes the death of his half-brother at Auschwitz and his current work on a sociological analysis of the Holocaust.