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Willi E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2770) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2770

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Willi E., a Romani, who was born in East Prussia, Germany in 1927. He remembers traveling and performing prior to Hitler's ascent to power; racial laws requiring them to live in barracks in 1937-1938; persecution of Jews; deportation of young Romani men; his deportation to a prison camp in Białystok; witnessing a mass killing of Jews in Brzesc Litewski (Brest); deportation to Auschwitz in 1943 (his mother and two siblings were gassed); slave labor; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in 1944; liberation by British troops in 1945; searching for relatives; marriage; and postwar hardships and shortages. He notes he survived the camps "because of Jesus."
    Author/Creator
    E., Willi, 1927-
    Published
    Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
    Interview Date
    July 21, 1991.
    Locale
    Germany
    Prussia, East (Poland and Russia)
    Brest (Belarus)
    Cite As
    Willi E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2770). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tyrnauer, Gabrielle, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (11 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mass killings.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288762
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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