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Carl H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2479) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2479

Videotape testimony of Carl H., who was born in Kirchheimbolanden, Germany in 1933. He recalls traveling to a Jewish school in Worms because Jews could not attend public school; confiscation of their home; deportation to Gurs, then Rivesaltes in southern France; reluctantly departing from his parents (they convinced him to leave) for a children's home in Saint-Raphaël; corresponding with his parents and brother until they were deported; and transfer to another children's home, then to a farm family in Saint-Apollinaire-de-Rias for three years; being found by a cousin after the war; joining him in Limoges; living in an OSE home; and joining his uncle in the United States in 1947. Mr. H. discusses finding his parents' and brother's names listed as deported to Auschwitz in Serge Klarsfeld's book; the kindness of his foster family and continuing contacts with them; his experiences as a United States soldier in Austria in 1952 and on return trips since; his reluctance to visit Germany; and the importance of his friendships with other hidden children.

Author/Creator
H., Carl, 1933-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
Interview Date
January 19, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Carl H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2479). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.