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Berthold G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4484) interviewed by Arthur Peskoe and Jane Stark,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4484

Videotape testimony of Berthold G., who was born in Regensburg, Germany in 1921. He recalls a cheerful early life; attending a Jewish school until fourth grade, then a high school for engineering training; observing Jewish holidays, although not orthodox; antisemitic harassment, particularly after 1935; working for a German who was kind to him until 1938; his family receiving United States visas, planning to emigrate in December; his father's arrest on Kristallnacht; his arrest with his mother and grandmother the next morning; finding his father at the assembly place; their deportation to Dachau (his mother and grandmother were released); being beaten after helping a rabbi who was being beaten; bunking with his father and cousin; release with them twelve days later; their return home on November 22; emigration with his family to the United States on December 8; working in a flower shop; his father detailing targets in their town for the United States military; and his draft in 1944. Mr. G. notes not sharing his experiences with his family, except twice before, and visiting his wife's father's grave in Germany.

Author/Creator
G., Berthold, 1921-
Published
Ventnor, N.J. : Federation of Jewish Agencies of Atlantic County/Stockton State College, Oral History Project, 1996
Interview Date
February 6, 1996.
Locale
Germany
Regensburg (Germany)
Language
English
Copies
1 copy: 3/4 in. master.
Cite As
Berthold G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4484). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.