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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2479

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    France
    Germany
    Worms (Germany)
    Kirchheimbolanden (Germany)
    Saint-Raphaël (Var, France)
    Saint-Apollinaire-de-Rias (France)
    Limoges (France)
    Cite As
    Carl H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2479). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Zeiler, Rivie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (54 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.
    Hiding.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1096665
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:44:00
    This page:
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