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Charles F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2901) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2901

Videotape testimony of Charles F., who was born in Nuremberg, Germany in 1923. He remembers SA street marches; his parents' divorce; attending boarding school in Austria; moving to Florence with his mother; moving to Berlin because his father wished him to have a German education; the 1936 Olympics; attending boarding school in Coburg; destruction of his school on Kristallnacht; his father's arrest; moving to Paris with his mother; attending boarding school; German invasion; joining his mother in La Bourboule; their move to Nice; attending hotel management school; traveling illegally to Port-Bou, Spain via Perpignan and Cerbère when Italy invaded; their move to Lisbon; emigration to the United States in 1941; being drafted into the United States military in 1943; interrogating German prisoners of war; entering Nordhausen upon its liberation; assisting in preparations for the Nuremberg Trials; and his father's emigration to the United States (he survived hiding in Berlin) and subsequent return to Germany. Mr. F. shows photographs.

Author/Creator
F., Charles, 1923-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
March 15, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Charles F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2901). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.