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