Lothar P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3367) interviewed by Eva Stehlíková
- Liberec, Czech Republic : Nadace Film & Sociologie, 1996
- Interview Date
- February 8, 1996.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Lothar P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3367). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Lothar P., an ethnic German and Roman Catholic, who was born in Liberec, Czechoslovakia in 1932. He recalls living in Vratislavice; attending a German school; his father's exemption from military service due to his essential job; a German child whose mother was in the SS at Auschwitz living with them; overhearing a conversation between the SS woman and her friend expressing fear of retribution for what they were doing; his father expressing his shame to be German after hearing what was happening; German retreat; Allied bombardments; Soviet troops looting and raping; penalties and forced relocations of ethnic Germans; working to help support his family; encountering Jewish concentration camp survivors; working as a truck driver; marriage to a German woman; and his leadership of the local organization of ethnic Germans. Mr. P. expresses regrets for German wrongs.