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Rabbi Henri O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2759) interviewed by Lucille B. Ritvo and Barbara Hadley Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2759

Videotape testimony of Henri O., who was born in Offenbach am Main, Germany in 1913. He recalls that his family moved to Germany in 1913 from Poland; his father's arrest during World War I because he was a Polish citizen; growing up in Aschaffenburg; teaching Judaism in Fulda and Tann after he graduated from a yeshiva in Frankfurt in 1933; his father's deportation to Poland from France, where he had fled after Kristallnacht; seeing his father for the last time when his father traveled through Frankfurt to Poland; his brother's and mother's brief arrest due to their Polish citizenship and their return from the border; his future wife's emigration to the United States; his brief arrest before his emigration to England; helping his mother and brother to flee from Germany to England; and his emigration to the United States with the assistance of his future wife's relatives. Rabbi Henri O. discusses his religious beliefs; antisemitism in prewar Germany; his postwar visits to Aschaffenburg and Tann; and he shows documents related to his experiences.

Author/Creator
O., Henri, 1913-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
March 2, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rabbi Henri O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2759). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1088182
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