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George M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1355) interviewed by Frania Block and Susanne Glaser

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1355

Videotape testimony of George M. who was born in Köslin, Germany (now Koszalin, Poland) in 1914. He recalls the small number of Jews in the town; non-Jewish classmates defending him from an antisemitic schoolmate; the first appearance of brown shirts around 1927; increasing antisemitism; being beaten on the street; the family's move to Berlin in 1933; a boycott against Jewish stores; joining the Jewish scouts through which he met Herbert and Marianne Baum; joining a Zionist organization; his arrest in March 1935; imprisonment in Moabit; frequent beatings during interrogations; his refusal to name others in the Baum Gruppe; his release after signing a statement he had been treated well; and arrival in Palestine in 1938 via Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia with help from Zionist organizations. Mr. M. describes Hitler's 1932 visit to Köslin; activities of the Baum Gruppe; and learning of his family' deportation and deaths. He shows pictures of his family and the Baum Gruppe.

Author/Creator
M., George, 1914-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
December 17, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
George M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1355). Fortunoff Vidoe Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1091660
Record last modified: 2015-03-27 09:22:00
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