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Wolf R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4461) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Elliot Perry,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4461

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    R., Wolf, 1914-
    Published
    London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1990
    Interview Date
    January 30, 1990.
    Locale
    Poland
    Łask
    Łask (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Skole (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Wolf R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4461). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Perry, Elliot, interviewer.
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony was not completed.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 11 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/11676617
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:27:00
    This page:
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