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Thomas W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1397) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Sara Moss Herz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1397

Videotape testimony of Thomas W., who was born in Prague in 1917 in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. He recalls his parents' total assimilation; moving to Hamburg; his parents' divorce in 1934; their return to Prague; studying English literature and linguistics; teaching at a Swiss boarding school; returning to Czechoslovakia; German occupation; futile efforts to emigrate through Poland; obtaining a refugee fellowship at Harvard University; receiving exit documents; parting from his mother; traveling on a train full of German soldiers; arriving in Holland; crossing to England; leaving for the United States three weeks later; and working for the broadcasting section of the War Department. Mr. W. notes only his brother survived from his family and recent trips to Prague with his wife.

Author/Creator
W., Thomas, 1917-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
December 3, 1996.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Thomas W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1397). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283763
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 18:36:00
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