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Peter K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1854) interviewed by Sharon Zane

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1854

Videotape testimony of Peter K., who was born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia in 1937. He recalls his family's affluent, secular life; German invasion; his father's arrest (he never saw him again); moving with his mother, brother, and other relatives to Ljubljana; smuggling themselves to Italy; internment near Brescia as illegal immigrants; receiving a stipend from the Italian government; living with relatives in Quarata; German occupation; hiding in a hut with relatives, then with peasant families; avoiding arrest with assistance from their landlord and the marshal after being denounced; moving several times; posing as Italian refugees during a German search; liberation; living in Florence; attending school with his brother; learning the details of his father's death; living in Milan; and emigrating to the United States with his mother in 1949. Mr. K. discusses his awareness of danger while in hiding; idealizing his father; his unsettled lifestyle which he attributes to his uprooted childhood; his close relationship with his brother and his family; losing innocence as a child; and attending the Hidden Child Conference. He notes this testimony "hasn't even touched the surface."

Author/Creator
K., Peter, 1937-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
May 30, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Peter K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1854). 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/4284698
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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