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Otto F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2057) interviewed by Lilian Sicular and Helen W. Silverman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2057

Videotape testimony of Otto F., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1903. He remembers cordial relations with non-Jews; his legal career; a professional relationship with Arthur Seyss-Inquart; marriage in 1929; anti-Jewish restrictions after German annexation forbidding him to practice law; soldiers forcing him to clean floors simply to humiliate Jews; his sisters' emigration to England; acquiring U.S. visas through his wife's family; a non-Jewish friend obtaining official statements certifying them free from tax obligations, which allowed them to leave; a painful departure from their parents and other relatives (they never saw them again); briefly staying in Paris and Montréal; traveling to the United States; establishing a successful business after the war; visiting Germany on business trips and Vienna in 1972 for his high school reunion; and learning about the deaths of several family members in camps and mass shootings. Mr. F. shows photographs and documents.

F., Otto, 1903-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
April 29, 1992.
Paris (France)
Montréal (Québec)
Vienna (Austria)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Otto F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2057). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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