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Manfred M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1130) interviewed by Ann Gadol and Esther Cronson

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1130

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.

Author/Creator
M., Manfred, 1919-
Published
Dallas, Tex. : Memorial Center for Holocaust Studies, 1987
Interview Date
October 25, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294803
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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