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Karl W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2805) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2805

Videotape testimony of Karl W., a Romani, who was born in 1931, one of ten children. He recalls his father's death; deportation with his family from Kiel to Majdanek in 1940; separation from his older brothers (they went to the men's camp); remaining with his mother and sisters; public hangings; slave labor; good relations with Polish and Jewish children; returning to Germany after liberation in 1945 (five siblings had perished); marriage to another survivor; and continuing hostility to Romanies. He discusses the importance of marrying a survivor; observing that the Jews received the worst treatment in Majdanek; his mother's inability to speak of those years; and one son's reluctance to hear his story.

W., Karl, 1931-
Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
July 22, 1991.
Kiel (Germany)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Karl W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2805). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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