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William N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2263) interviewed by Evelyn Umlas and Ann Solov Walker,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2263

Videotape testimony of William N., who was born in Gänsendorf, Austria in 1916. He recalls moving with his family, at the age two, to Czechoslovakia; antisemitic incidents; joining the socialist group "Red Falcon" in Steyr, and later a Zionist youth group in Vienna; being drafted into the Austrian army in 1937; one month's service in the German army after the Anschluss; persecution of Austrian Jews; Abraham Stern organizing illegal emigration from Austria; traveling from a port near Athens to Palestine via Belgrade and Thessalonikē; joining the Irgun, then the Stern Group; and organizing the Irgun's illegal emigration from France to Palestine after the war. Mr. N. discusses his underground Zionist activities in Palestine; his anger when ordered to join the British army after the outbreak of war; and recent trips to Steyr, Austria.

Author/Creator
N., William, 1916-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1990
Interview Date
June 14, 1990.
Locale
Germany
Austria
Gänsendorf (Austria)
Palestine
Vienna (Austria)
Belgrade (Serbia)
Thessanlonikē (Greece)
Steyr (Austria)
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
William N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2263). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.