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Reinhold R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2806) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2806

Videotape testimony of Reinhold R., a Romani, who left Berlin in 1936 when all Romani trailers were expelled during the Olympics. He recalls marrying in 1937; working at a wharf; his son's birth; arrest on May 16, 1940; deportation to a labor camp in Poland; the deaths of many, especially children; release; traveling to Lublin with his wife and child; going into hiding in Kraków; obtaining false papers; arrest and imprisonment in Montelupich; transfer to Auschwitz/Birkenau; learning his father had died from typhus; classification as a Polish political prisoner; transfer to Buchenwald two weeks later; transfer to Dora; slave labor assembling V2 rockets; arrival of relatives; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in February 1945; liberation by British troops; travelling to Celle; reunion with his wife and son in Belsen; moving to Hamburg after their recuperation; and living in Bayreuth, Bamberg, and Hamburg. Mr. R. discusses Nazis who live with impunity in Germany and illnesses he and his wife have had resulting from the war years.

Author/Creator
R., Reinhold.
Published
Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
July 25, 1991.
Language
German
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Reinhold R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2806). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.