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