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Gerhard B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2813) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2813

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Gerhard B., a Romani. He recalls moving with his family from Silesia to the Sudentenland in 1937 or 1938; posing as non-Romanies (they dyed their hair red) as they performed in many places until 1942; arrest in Karlsbad in 1942; escaping to hide in Austria and Bavaria; and receiving assistance from German performers. Mr. B. describes fleeing from Nazi authorities with his sister and her baby, walking 400 kilometers during the night, hiding by day, and receiving help from many Czechs. He discusses his strong Romani identity; helpfulness of Jews to Romanies; conveying hostility to Hitler and Germans to his children; their unwillingness to serve in the German military which killed so many of their relatives; reluctance to have his children marry Germans; and refusing to have his testimony available in Germany.
    Author/Creator
    B., Gerhard.
    Published
    Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
    Interview Date
    July 22, 1991.
    Locale
    Germany
    Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
    Czechoslovakia
    Bavaria (Germany)
    Austria
    Cite As
    Gerhard B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2813). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tyrnauer, Gabrielle, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (30 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Romanies.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288907
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:47:00
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