Reinhold R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2806) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer
- Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- July 25, 1991.
- 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.
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.