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Henry F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2442) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler and Beatrice Harrison

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2442

Videotape testimony of Henry F., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1918. He recalls growing up in a large family; their poverty (his father was disabled in World War I); the day Hitler became chancellor; one sister's emigration to England; stores and synagogues being burned on Kristallnacht; forced labor in a munitions factory in 1940 and 1941; one sister's deportation with her family to Rīga (he never saw them again); deportation with his mother and other sisters to Theresienstadt; volunteering for forced labor in Wulkow to exempt his family from deportation out of Theresienstadt; returning to Theresienstadt; learning from his sister that the rest of his family had been deported to Auschwitz; working in the camp mental hospital where patients were often killed; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. F. recounts searching for surviving family in Berlin; living in the Deggendorf displaced persons camp; emigration to the United States in 1946; marriage to a survivor; visiting Berlin in 1974; and discussing his experiences with his children and grandchildren.

Author/Creator
F., Henry, 1918-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
May 7, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Henry F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2442). 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/1096681
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