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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.

W., Thomas, 1917-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
December 3, 1996.
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Thomas W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1397). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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