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Walter L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-915) interviewed by Ann Gadol and Mark Jacobs

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-915

Videotape testimony of Walter L., who was born in Ortelsburg, Germany (presently Szczynto, Poland) in 1922, the elder of two children. He recounts attending school; moving to Königsberg (presently Kaliningrad, Russia); antisemitic harassment; participating in Makabi ha-tsaʻir; his bar mitzvah in 1935; having to leave school; attending a Zionist agricultural school in Ahrensdorf; hospitalization in Berlin; apprenticing with a dentist; emigrating with his family to the United States via Hamburg in June 1938, with assistance from relatives there; marriage; and the births of four daughters. Mr. L. notes most of his relatives were killed in the Holocaust. He shows photographs.

L., Walter, 1922-
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
March 22, 1987.
4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Walter L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-915). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.