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Herbert K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1646) interviewed by Susanne Glaser and Nathan Miller

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1646

Videotape testimony of Herbert K., who was born in Lollar, Germany in 1935 to a Jewish father and non-Jewish mother. In a testimony based on his father's memoir written in the 1970s, Mr. K. recounts the loss of the family business in Lollar in 1933; his father's arrest and incarceration the same year; the family's move to Berlin in 1935; protection extended to his father since his mother was Catholic and raising the children as Catholics; returning to Lollar with his mother; his paternal grandfather's brief incarceration in Buchenwald, then emigration to Brazil in 1939; his father's forced labor manufacturing military uniforms and clearing bomb damage; learning in 1943 that his father was Jewish; his father's monthly visits despite travel restrictions; praying for Hitler in school; and his brother's membership in the Hitler Youth. Mr. K. notes he was raised as a Jew prior to 1939, when he was baptized; his father's reunion with Jewish relatives in Berlin after liberation; his own memory of the kindness of the United States troops in Lollar; and emigration to the United States in 1946. Mr. K. shows documents and family photographs.

Author/Creator
K., Herbert, 1935-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
May 15, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Herbert K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1646). 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/1091693
Record last modified: 2014-05-21 15:03:00
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