Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Joseph K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-875) interviewed by Louis Rosenblum and Lya Dyn Rosenblum,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-875

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.

K., Joseph, 1930-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
Interview Date
November 17, 1991.
Hague (Netherlands)
Haarlem (Netherlands)
Friesland (Netherlands)
Groningen (Netherlands)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Hilversum (Netherlands)
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.