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Albert F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1903) interviewed by Susanna Newman and Judit Jung

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1903

Videotape testimony of Albert F., who was born in Paris, France in 1927 to Hungarian immigrants. He recalls his mother's family restaurant business; his parents' divorce; his mother's remarriage; German invasion; his stepfather's French military service; his capture as a POW; anti-Jewish laws; expulsion from school; apprenticeship as an upholsterer; refusing to wear the yellow star; being caught with his family in a round-up; escaping at his mother's urging; hiding in a basement for two days; staying with his aunt; returning home with his uncle to take his family's valuables; moving to unoccupied France using false papers supplied by the Resistance; being assigned to work in a German factory by the Resistance; working as a Resistance courier; returning to Paris after liberation; military enlistment in the hope that he would be assigned to Germany and could find his family; learning that his mother and other relatives had been deported to Auschwitz and did not survive (he notes their names in the Klarsfeld book); reunion with his stepfather; military service in Algeria and Vietnam; returning to France in 1949; and emigrating to the United States. Mr. F. shows photographs and documents and notes he cannot forget the war experiences which were worse than he can convey.

Author/Creator
F., Albert, 1927-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
April 27, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Albert F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1903). 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/4285002
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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