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Walter N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1527) interviewed by Peggy Margolis and Bernard Weinstein,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1527

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    Videotape testimony of Walter N., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1931, the youngest of three children. He recounts attending a Jewish school; the Austrian people's jubilation at the Anschluss; Hitler youth beating an elderly Jew; ransacking of their apartment, his father's deportation to Dachau, and the synagogue being burned on Kristallnacht; receiving postcards from his father; emigration with his sister to England via Holland on a kindertransport; living in Edinburgh with a Jewish physician's family; one week placement with a Christian family in Dysart; remaining, having bonded with the family and to avoid evacuation as an enemy alien; attending school; intermittent contact with his sister; his brother's and parents' emigration to England; his father's brief internment on the Isle of Man as an enemy alien; reunion with his parents in Edinburgh; remaining in Dysart; living in Glasgow; and emigration with his family to the United States in 1939, with the assistance of relatives. Mr. N. discusses his love for his foster parents in Dysart, and remaining in contact with them. He reads from a letter from his foster sister.
    N., Walter, 1931-
    Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1989
    Interview Date
    February 8, 1989.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Edinburgh (Scotland)
    Dysart (Scotland)
    Glasgow (Scotland)
    Cite As
    Walter N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1527). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Margolis, Peggy, interviewer.
    Weinstein, Bernard, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    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., 4 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Postwar experiences.

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