Joseph K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-875) interviewed by Louis Rosenblum and Lya Dyn Rosenblum,
Videotape testimony of Joseph K., who was born in Hague, Netherlands in 1930. He describes his family's non-participation in the Jewish community; attending Jewish school twice a week; German invasion; his father's refusal to register them as Jews; being placed into hiding by the underground with his two sisters; transfer to Haarlem (learning later this was when his parents were caught); separation of the three siblings; living openly as a relative of Christian farmers in Friesland; hospitalization in Groningen; living with a doctor's family in Groningen, then with a farm family elsewhere for almost two years; liberation by Canadian troops; reunion with his sisters; living in a Jewish orphanage in Hilversum for six years; learning his parents had perished (he received their last letter through the Red Cross), but not really accepting it; working as a tailor in Amsterdam; and emigration to United States in 1956. Mr. K. discusses dealing with emotional problems caused by his experiences.
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
- Interview Date
- November 17, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Joseph K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-875). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.