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Kurt R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2944) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2944

Videotape testimony of Kurt R., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1912. He recalls graduating from medical school in 1937; his brother's marriage and emigration to Palestine in 1938; his marriage; futile efforts to emigrate to Palestine; fleeing to Trieste in 1939, leaving his parents and wife in Vienna (his parents were deported to Minsk and killed); arrest and transfer to a camp in Eboli; working as a doctor's assistant; release with assistance from the camp doctor; living in Todi, then in Umbertide; German invasion; arrest; escaping to Todi from a train station in Perugia; local Italians arranging to hide him in Perugia; liberation by British troops; reunion in 1947 with his wife (she survived several concentration camps); his son's birth in 1948; practicing medicine in Todi; living in a displaced persons camp in Bagnoli; and emigrating to the United States with his family in March 1950. Dr. R. shows photographs.

Author/Creator
R., Kurt, 1912-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
Novemeber 10, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Kurt R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2944). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.