Kurt G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1466) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Myra Katz
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
- Interview Date
- February 21, 1990.
- 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.
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.