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Arnold R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3401) interviewed by Stefanie Brauer and Eva Lezzi

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3401

Videotape testimony of Arnold R., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1925. He remembers learning of his mother's death when he was four; membership in Maccabi; many relatives emigrating to Palestine in 1935; his father's remarriage in 1936; his bar mitzvah in 1937, including a gift of visiting cousins in Berlin; attending gymnasium; the Anschluss; antisemitic restrictions and laws; a non-Jewish friend keeping his bicycle for him; his father's deportation to Dachau; emigration with his older brother to Palestine in 1938 (his friend returned his bicycle which he took with him); learning his father and stepmother had emigrated to the United States; their reunion in New York in 1946; procuring weapons for Israel with Teddy Kollek; visiting Vienna in 1948; hearing antisemitic comments; returning to Israel; living on a kibbutz; and working as a reporter for the Jerusalem Post. Mr. R. discusses his family's good luck, since only one uncle and his wife were killed in the Holocaust.

R., Arnold, 1925-
Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien, Universität Potsdam, 1995
Interview Date
September 25, 1995.
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Arnold R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3401). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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