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Hubert W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2809) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer and Lucille B. Ritvo

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2809

Videotape testimony of Hubert W., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1920. He describes moving to Prague with his family when he was five; working as a clerk prior to German occupation; hiding his Jewish identity when he was employed as a secretary-translator for a newspaper; deportation to Breslau as a non-Jewish slave laborer; working as a translator; his deportation to Auschwitz after his mother revealed his whereabouts; meaningless labor; seeing his father; the death march to Mauthausen; liberation on May 5, 1945; recovering from typhus in Prague; a reunion with his mother in Terezín; traveling with her to Vienna; working as a secretary for the Joint in Munich; and emigrating to the United States with the Joint's assistance. Mr. W. speaks of the sadness evoked by his memories of the Holocaust and his good relations with the non-Jewish inmates in Breslau.

Author/Creator
W., Hubert, 1920-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
February 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
Hubert W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2809). 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/1089262
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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