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Heinz P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1433) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker and Janet Miller,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1433

Videotape testimony of Heinz P., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1911. He recalls his apprenticeship and employment in a bank; the anti-Jewish boycott in 1933; his brother's emigration to South America; co-workers suddenly shunning him; dismissal from his job in February 1937; working for his father's business associate in Kitzingen; arrest on Kristallnacht; imprisonment in Dachau for three months; his release; and departure for Shanghai a few days later. Mr. P. recounts living outside the Jewish area; starting a photography business with a friend; corresponding with his father who wrote of his mother's death; learning of the war from German newspapers; ghettoization after the attack on Pearl Harbor; marriage in 1942; his son's birth in 1945; and emigration to the United States in 1947. He notes losing contact with his father and learning after the war that he had been deported to Auschwitz.

P., Heinz, 1911-
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1989
Interview Date
January 27, 1989.
Berlin (Germany)
Kitzingen (Germany)
Dachau (Germany : Concentration camp)
Shanghai (China)
Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Heinz P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1433). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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