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