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Arnold M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3399) interviewed by Andrés José Nader and Cathy S. Gelbin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3399

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    Videotape testimony of Arnold M., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1912, one of six children, to a Jewish father and Christian mother. He describes his family's poverty; resisting segregation of Jewish pupils in school; active involvement in the Social Democratic Party; anti-Jewish violence and humiliation; assistance from a non-Jewish co-worker; arrest with two sisters; their deportation to Theresienstadt; slave labor doing construction; his brother's arrival; smuggling food to him and others who were ill; choosing not to escape, fearing retribution toward others; helping a priest and others find a safe place for an Easter mass and attending it himself; meeting often with a group to discuss culture (he shows a book of poetry, drawings, etc. the group had presented to him); constructing sham improvements for the Red Cross visit; being questioned by a member of the delegation who was escorted by Adolf Eichmann; contracting typhus; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; reunion with his mother; learning one sister and his father had been killed in camps; his continuing fondness for Germany; and never associating himself with a formal religion. He shows photographs and artifacts.
    M., Arnold, 1912-
    Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1995
    Interview Date
    September 5, 1995.
    Berlin (Germany)
    Cite As
    Arnold M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3399). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Nader, Andrés José, interviewer.
    Gelbin, Cathy S., interviewer.
    This testimony is in German.
    Related publication: Arnold Munter : Jahrhundertzeuge / Ruth Damwerth. -- Berlin : Verlag Neues Leben, c1994.
    Related publication: Arnold Munter : ein biografisches Geschichtsbuch / Ruth Damwerth. -- 2., erw. Aufl. -- Münster : Biografie Verlag, c2004.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 20 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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