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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2487

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    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 Terezín; 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.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Larnaca (Cyprus)
    Nicosia (Cyprus)
    Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)
    Shinyanga District (Tanzania)
    Tabora District (Tanzania)
    Cite As
    Frank K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2487). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Herz, Sara Moss, interviewer.
    Associated material: Edith K. Holocaust testimony [wife] (HVT-2488), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 15 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Noncitizens Evacuation and relocation.

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