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Hans F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1043) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1043

Videotape testimony of Hans F., who was born in Breslau, Germany (currently Wrocław, Poland) in 1928. He recalls antisemitic street violence; the destruction during Kristallnacht; his father's six week incarceration in Buchenwald; his emigration to Cuba upon release; embarking in Hamburg with his mother and sister on the St. Louis to join his father; Cuba denying landing permission; returning to Antwerp; traveling to France; living by himself in an OSE children's home in Montmorency; joining his mother and sister in Laval after German invasion; embarking for Cuba; a week on Ellis Island en route; living in Cuba a year; and emigration to the United States in 1941. Mr. F. discusses his parents' adjustment difficulties; marriage to a woman from Breslau; and becoming a university professor.

F., Hans, 1928-
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
May 2, 1987.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hans F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1043). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.