Herbert K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1680) interviewed by Ira Glick and Elaine Schepp,
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.
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1988
- Interview Date
- June 26, 1988.
Borken (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
- 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.