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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2805

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    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)
    Cite As
    Karl W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2805). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tyrnauer, Gabrielle, interviewer.
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (39 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Postwar effects.

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