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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2944

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    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.
    R., Kurt, 1912-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    Novemeber 10, 1993.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Trieste (Italy)
    Eboli (Italy)
    Todi (Italy)
    Umbertide (Italy)
    Perugia (Italy)
    Bagnoli (Naples, Italy)
    Cite As
    Kurt R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2944). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blinderman, Joni-Sue, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 24 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.

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