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Friedrich L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2807) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2807

Videotape testimony of Friedrich L., a Catholic Romani, who was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1915, one of eight children. He recalls their traveling musical show; expulsion from the national musicians organization and no longer being allowed to travel due to anti-Romani laws; escaping with his sister to Yugoslavia (they were the only survivors); posing as a German musician; Ustašas burning a barn filled with people; living in Austria; returning to Munich after the war; meeting his wife; and performing with his son because all his colleagues had been killed. Mr. L. discusses not speaking of these years because it is too difficult; chronic health problems resulting from the war; and present anti-Romani violence.

L., Friedrich, 1915-
Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
Interview Date
July 19, 1991.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Friedrich L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2807). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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