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Frank K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2487) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2487

Videotape testimony of Frank K., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1915. He recalls his comfortable youth; antisemitic incidents; the Anschluss; the public humiliation of cleaning streets with his father; fleeing to Berlin after receiving an anonymous warning of his arrest; wandering through Germany unable to stay in one place without identification; returning to Vienna after learning his passport was available; marriage; leaving for Larnaca; his wife joining him four months later; teaching in Nicosia; internment by the British as an enemy alien in 1939; evacuation via Haifa to Tel Aviv; leaving five months later for Dar es Salaam via Cairo, then to Shinyanga after the outbreak of war; teaching in Tabora; emigration with his wife to the United States in 1946; and his subsequent life and career. Mr. K. discusses his experiences as a boy scout in Vienna; establishing a boy scout group in Tabora; corresponding with his parents after they were deported to TerezĂ­n; and learning about their deportation to Auschwitz from his returned letter, dated September 14, 1945. He shows several documents and letters.

K., Frank, 1915-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
June 21, 1994.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Frank K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2487). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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