Hubert W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2809) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer and Lucille B. Ritvo
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- February 2, 1995.
- 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.
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.