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Rudolf G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1495) interviewed by Nadine Weinstein and Norman Demick

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1495

Videotape testimony of Rudolf G., who was born in Würzburg, Germany in 1912. He recalls attending Jewish and German schools; participating in anti-Nazi organizations; his brother's emigration to Czechoslovakia; being arrested in 1937 due to a letter from his brother critical of the Nazis; release after seven months in prison; escaping to Czechoslovakia with the help of socialist organizations; traveling through parts of Europe; secretly returning to Germany to obtain funds for emigration; departure for the United States on November 10, 1938; and learning about Kristallnacht while docked in England. Mr. G. recounts hearing from his family after their deportation to Terezín; returning to Germany in 1944 as a member of the United States Army; his emotional response upon returning to Würzburg; and learning his parents and brother had perished in concentration camps.

Author/Creator
G., Rudolf, 1912-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
May 2, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rudolf G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1495). 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/1089244
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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