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Ernest H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2607) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Helen Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2607

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Ernest H., who was born in Munich, Germany in 1921. He describes his assimilated and wealthy family background; antisemitic incidents at school; his father's belief that Hitler's rise to power would not last long enough to impact them; the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses on April 1, 1933; completing his education in Switzerland; visiting his parents for the last time during the summer of 1938; internment in a Swiss camp after the German invasion of France in 1940; being chosen by a Joint representative for emigration to the Dominican Republic; and traveling via France and Spain to Lisbon, then by ship via Ellis Island to Santo Domingo. Mr. H. recounts receiving his parents' last letter in 1941; learning, after the war, that his parents had been deported to Rīga; and emigrating to the United States in 1945. He notes there were good sources of information in prewar Germany; his parents' reluctance to leave; and never considering himself German.
    Author/Creator
    H., Ernest, 1921-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    August 17, 1994.
    Locale
    Germany
    Munich (Germany)
    Lisbon (Portugal)
    Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
    Cite As
    Ernest H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2607). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohen, Frances Proctor, interviewer.
    Katz, Helen, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 59 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1097612
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:46:00
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