George M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1355) interviewed by Frania Block and Susanne Glaser
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
- Interview Date
- December 17, 1989.
- 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.
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.