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Rudolph H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1504) interviewed by Gerda Haas

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1504

Videotape testimony of Rudolph H., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Dr. H. recounts attending a Jewish and a German public school, then medical school; passing his state exams, but being unable to obtain his degree due to antisemitic regulations; obtaining his medical degree in Bern, Switzerland; encountering a friend there who later assassinated a Swiss Nazi leader; working in a German hospital; one sister's emigration to Paris; following her in 1937; emigration to the United States in July 1938; trying to obtain emigration documents for his parents and sister who remained in Frankfurt; obtaining documents for their emigration to England; their inability to leave because war had begun; his parents' deaths from illness; learning his sister and her children in Paris and his sister and her children in Frankfurt were deported (no one survived); draft into the United States military in 1944; and hoping to serve in Europe, but being posted to Alaska.

Author/Creator
H., Rudolph.
Published
Auburn, Me. : Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine, 1988
Interview Date
September 15, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rudolph H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1504). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.