Manfred M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1130) interviewed by Ann Gadol and Esther Cronson
- Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
- Interview Date
- October 25, 1987.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. submaster; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Manfred M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1130). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Manfred M., who was born in Marxheim, Germany in 1919, one of two children. He recounts living with his grandparents; moving to Höchst an der Nidder in 1933; the erosion of his friendships with non-Jews; being stoned; expulsion from school in 1935 (he was the only Jewish student); working in a shoe factory; receiving an affidavit from relatives in the United States; emigrating to the United States via Hamburg in 1936; meeting his future wife in 1937 (also a German-Jewish émigré); working hard to have his parents, sister, and grandparents join him in 1938, following Kristallnacht; serving in the United States military in the Pacific; and the births of his daughters in 1949 and 1952. Mr. M. discusses many relatives who were killed in the Holocaust; recently visiting his hometown at the invitation of the mayor; and sharing his experiences with his daughters.