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Bernard A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1253) interviewed by Bernard Weinstein and Jeannie Miller,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1253

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Bernard A., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in approximately 1915, an only child. He recounts his family's orthodoxy; attending high school; anti-Jewish legislation preventing him from attending university; arrest with his father on Kristallnacht; their deportation to Buchenwald; his father's release as a World War I veteran; his release after five weeks, based on his promise to emigrate; returning home; emigration to London in February 1939; receiving letters from his parents, first from Belgium, then from France; emigrating to the United States in winter 1940; living with his aunt; receiving notice his parents had been deported (they did not survive); and completing his education after the war.
    Author/Creator
    A., Bernard, 1915?-
    Published
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1988
    Interview Date
    December 6, 1988.
    Locale
    Germany
    Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Cite As
    Bernard A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1253). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 8 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Nuremberg laws.
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4294958
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
    This page:
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