Rudolf F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2486) interviewed by Eve Markowitz
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 21, 1993.
- 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.
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.