Wolf R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4461) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Elliot Perry
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1990
- Interview Date
- January 30, 1990.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Wolf R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4461). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Wolf R., who was born in Łask, Poland in 1914, one of three brothers. He recounts graduation from public school; attending university in Warsaw in 1932 in preparation for medical school in Berlin; returning home in 1933 due to the election of the Nazi government in Germany; his relatives in Berlin emigrating to London; active participation in Maccabi; attending Maccabi courses in Skole; becoming the bookkeeper for his father's and grandmother's businesses; attending university in Warsaw beginning in 1936; organized and random antisemitic harassment; one professor who supported the Jewish students; returning home in summer 1939 to study for final exams; his mother going to London to attend a family bar mitzvah; German invasion; employment as secretary to Kochman, head of the Judenrat; his father's participation on the Judenrat; ghettoization; visiting Warsaw twice with Kochman to receive funds from the Joint to purchase food for the ghetto; receiving letters from his mother through the Red Cross until the United States entered the war; the terrible dilemma of the Judenrat having to choose workers to be deported for forced labor; and a public hanging of two brothers for stealing.