Eric K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1216) interviewed by Janet Miller and Ann Solov Walker
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1988
- Interview Date
- July 20, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eric K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1216). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eric K., who was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1929 of a Jewish father and a mother who had converted to Judaism in 1929. He recalls attending an orthodox synagogue and celebrating holidays; expulsion from public school in 1935 due to the Nuremberg laws; growing isolation from non-Jews; his father's incarceration in Dachau in November 1938; assistance from his non-Jewish grandparents; deportations; receiving mail from friends in Terezín; and transport with his father, brother, and aunt to Terezín in February 1945. Mr. K. recounts hunger, overcrowding, and poor sanitation; his father's deteriorating health; the arrival of emaciated prisoners from other camps; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Wiesbaden; and emigrating with his family to the United States in 1946. He discusses a 1985 visit to Prague and Terezín; reads his poem about the war years; and shows photographs.