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Ernest P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1224) interviewed by Marcia Weissberg, Bernard Weinstein and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin,

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    Videotape testimony of Ernest P., who was born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1912. He recalls his father's death in 1918 serving in World War I; his mother's struggle to support him and two younger siblings; working at age sixteen to assist; the Anschluss; immediate anti-Jewish laws and violence; obtaining a forged passport in 1938 (his siblings had already left and his mother followed); living in Luxembourg for eighteen months; support from the local Jewish community; marriage to a Polish-Jewish refugee; the Jewish community organizing a group emigration to Cuba; traveling to Irún (Spain), then Vilar Formoso (Portugal); arrest; transfer to Bayonne; the rabbi from Luxembourg arranging their emigration to the Dominican Republic; traveling to Marseille, then Lisbon; emigration to the Dominican Republic via Ellis Island; support from the Joint; farming for ten years; and emigration to the United States to provide a better education for their children. Mr. P. notes his children and grandchildren are not interested in his experiences.
    P., Ernest, 1912-
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
    Interview Date
    March 17, 1988.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Irún (Spain)
    Vilar Formoso (Portugal)
    Bayonne (France)
    Marseille (France)
    Lisbon (Portugal)
    Dominican Republic
    Cite As
    Ernest P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1224). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weissberg, Marcia, interviewer.
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.
    Tobin, Phyllis O. Ziman, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 24 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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