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Hermann R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1541) interviewed by Lidya Osadchey and Ann Estus,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1541

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    Videotape testimony of Hermann R., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1913 to Polish immigrants. He describes his father's military service; their orthodox home; the rich cultural life and the vibrant Jewish community; attending public school; antisemitic incidents in engineering school; the socialist uprising in 1934; the Anschluss; anti-Jewish measures; his father's decision to leave Austria even if the family separated; his sister's emigration to England; fleeing to Freiburg with his friend; obtaining false German citizenship documents; crossing to Luxembourg; traveling to Brussels, with assistance from a Jewish immigration organization in August 1938; arranging his parents' and brothers' emigration to Brussels; and emigrating to the United States in December 1939.
    R., Hermann, 1913-
    Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1990
    Interview Date
    December 7, 1990.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Cite As
    Hermann R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1541). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Osadchey, Lidya, interviewer.
    Estus, Ann, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hrs.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    False papers.

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