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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-915

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    L., Walter, 1922-
    Published
    Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
    Interview Date
    March 22, 1987.
    Locale
    Germany
    Szczytno (Olsztyn, Poland)
    Kaliningrad (Kaliningradskai︠a︡ oblastʹ, Russia)
    Ahrensdorf (Germany)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Hamburg (Germany)
    Cite As
    Walter L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-915). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gadol, Ann, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 25 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294617
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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