Thomas W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1397) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Sara Moss Herz
- 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.
- Cite As
- Thomas W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1397). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.