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Lothar P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3367) interviewed by Eva Stehlíková,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3367

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.

P., Lothar, 1932-
Liberec, Czech Republic : Nadace Film & Sociologie, 1996
Interview Date
February 8, 1996.
Czech Republic
Liberec (Czech Republic)
Vratislavice nad Nisou (Czech Republic)
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.
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