Richard W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2087) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Maryanne Kador,
Videotape recording of Richard W., who was born in Ludwigshafen, Germany in 1931. He recalls his father's arrest and vandalizing of their home on Kristallnacht; his father's incarceration in Dachau and subsequent release; outbreak of war; Allied air raids; deportation with his family to Gurs in 1940; placement with his brother in a children's home in Aspet by the Quakers and others; his mother's death from cancer; attending her funeral; receiving letters from his father; their last visit; their sea voyage to Casablanca with other children, then to Baltimore via Bermuda on a Portuguese ship; living with aunts in New York; and military service in Korea. Mr. W. discusses his lost childhood leading to difficulties relating to his children; reluctance to share his experiences until he spoke at an adult education course; rejecting an invitation to visit his hometown; and his ongoing animosity toward Germans and Germany.
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- April 28, 1992.
- Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Richard W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2087). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.