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Kurt G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2907) interviewed by Alizah Brozgold and Bonnie Dwork,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2907

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Kurt G., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1907. He describes his family's orthodoxy; pervasive antisemitism; his father's death in 1930; marriage; German occupation; arrest in May 1938, then incarceration in Dachau in June, and transfer to Buchenwald in September; forced labor; his shock at being incarcerated simply for being Jewish; release after his wife obtained a visa for Shanghai for him; emigration with his wife to the United States via Zurich and Paris; arriving in February 1939; and his brother and mother joining them. Mr. G. emphasizes his continuing negative feelings toward Austria. He shows photographs and documents.
    Author/Creator
    G., Kurt, 1907-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
    Interview Date
    March 14, 1994.
    Locale
    Austria
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Kurt G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2907). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Brozgold, Alizah, interviewer.
    Dwork, Bonnie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 40 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Auschluss.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4289240
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:26:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4289240

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