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Ludwig B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2075) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Pam Goodman,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2075

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.

B., Ludwig, 1911-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
May 4, 1992.
Pfungstadt (Germany)
Darmstadt (Germany)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Geneva (Switzerland)
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.
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