Ludwig B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2075) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Pam Goodman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- May 4, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Ludwig B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2075). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Ludwig B., who was born in Pfungstadt, Germany in 1911. He recalls his observant childhood within the small Jewish community; antisemitic harassment in the local school; his mother's death; his father's remarriage; attending school in Darmstadt; the absence of antisemitism; attending medical school in Frankfurt; moving to Geneva in 1933 to continue his studies (his departure was the day before enactment of a law requiring visas for Jews); emigration to the United States to join an uncle; passing his medical exams; and marriage, divorce, remarriage, and divorce. Mr. B. discusses learning his father and stepmother were deported and perished; his sister's emigration to England on a children's transport; strained relations with his father before leaving Germany; difficult relations with his own children; and attending synagogue, which he views as a link to his past.