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Herbert K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1680) interviewed by Ira Glick and Elaine Schepp,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1680

Videotape testimony of Herbert K., who was born in Borken, Germany in 1920, the youngest of six children. He recalls his family's strong German identity and their Jewish orthodoxy; expulsion from gymnasium in 1933; attending school in Winterswijk, Netherlands from 1937 on; learning of his parents' arrest on Kristallnacht; emigration of two brothers to the United States; bringing two brothers and his sister to the Netherlands with assistance from his uncle in Amsterdam; their incarceration in Westerbork as illegal immigrants; working on a farm from 1939 through the spring of 1943; hiding with many other Jews with assistance from a Dutch farmer and the underground; and liberation by Canadian troops. Mr. K. describes returning to Winterswijk; learning his parents and two brothers had perished; working with the Red Cross assisting concentration camp survivors; emigrating to the United States in 1946; marriage; and the births of four children. He discusses trips to Holland and Germany and his affection for Holland and its people.

K., Herbert, 1920-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1988
Interview Date
June 26, 1988.
Borken (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Winterswijk (Netherlands)
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Herbert K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1680). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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