Hermann R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1541) interviewed by Lidya Osadchey and Ann Estus
- Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1990
- Interview Date
- December 7, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Hermann R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1541). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.