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Kurt G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1466) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Myra Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1466

Videotape testimony of Dr. Kurt G., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1915. He recalls his father's military service in World War I; seeing his father for the first time after his return from a prisoner-of-war camp; the family's move to Innsbruck; anti-Semitic attacks at school; participation in Zionist activities; their return to Vienna in 1933; attending medical school; his father's termination by his German employer; his father killing his replacement; and his arrest. He recounts completing medical school exams after his father's arrest; German occupation in 1938; receiving a message from his father that they should emigrate; his father's execution in 1939; obtaining a visa for Shanghai via Switzerland; a three day imprisonment; traveling to Switzerland; completing medical school in Lausanne; receiving entry papers for the United States; obtainig ship passage in Paris; the outbreak of war; his arrest as an enemy alien in Bordeaux (his passport was German); a month's forced labor; and emigration to the United States. He shows several photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
G., Kurt, 1915-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
February 21, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Kurt G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1466). 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/1089234
Record last modified: 2016-03-28 10:35:00
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