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