Albert F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1903) interviewed by Susanna Newman and Judit Jung
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- April 27, 1992.
- 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.
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.