Erich H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1187) interviewed by Anna Rosen and Kathy Strochlic
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- April 29, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Erich H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1187). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Erich H., who was born in Essen, Germany in 1920. He recalls his family's move to Cologne in 1924, then to Rinteln; his family's strong German identity (they had been in Germany since the sixteenth century); his bar mitzvah in 1934; attending a trade school; working in Cologne; his father's refusal to emigrate; release from the draft because he was Jewish; Kristallnacht; receiving emigration documents from Bolivia in November 1939; departing from Cologne to Holland in February 1940; traveling to Panama, then Arica, Chile; living with his relatives in La Paz; and emigrating to the United States in May 1947. Mr. H. discusses receiving his father's last letter through German neighbors; learning his parents were deported to Minsk; trips to Germany in 1971 and 1985; sharing his experiences with his children; and continuing hostile feelings toward Germans and Germany.