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Rudolf F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2486) interviewed by Eve Markowitz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2486

Videotape testimony of Rudolf F., who was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands in 1923. He recalls several generations of his family in Holland; German invasion; gradual implementation of anti-Jewish laws, including his expulsion from medical school; working in the Jewish hospital; the role of the Jewish council; forced relocation of Jews to south Amsterdam; frequent round-ups; incarceration with other Jews at Gestapo headquarters; his father's arrest and deportation (he perished); his sister hiding with her fiance with help from the underground; hiding elsewhere with his mother; deportation of the remaining Jews; and hearing from his sister they could join her in a castle in North Brabant. He recounts traveling to Veghel with help from the castle's owner in May 1943; hiding in the woods when warned of round-ups; the local mayor helping his sister's fiance; liberation in September 1944; joining French and British forces until Amsterdam was liberated; completing medical school; his mother's remarriage; and his emigration to the United States.

F., Rudolf, 1923-
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
Interview Date
May 21, 1993.
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
North Brabant (Netherlands)
Veghel (Netherlands)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rudolf F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2486). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.