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Kurt L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2753) interviewed by Ramona R. W. Kirsch and Charles E. Hoffhaus,

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    Videotape testimony of Kurt L., who was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1910. He recalls his father's prosperous cattle business; attending law school; Hitler's ascent to power; antisemitic laws prohibiting him from practicing law; studying in Basel; an unsuccessful attempt to establish a business in Casablanca; living in Paris and Brussels; returning to Germany; obtaining a ten-day visa to visit the United States; traveling to New York; spending three months in Havana obtaining documents to return to the United States; his parents' visit in 1937; their return to Germany, not liking the U.S.; his girlfriend joining him and their marriage in 1938; getting his parents to England after his father's arrest on Kristallnacht, then to the U.S. in 1941; and his successful career. Mr. L. discusses many relatives who were killed by the Nazis.
    L., Kurt, 1910-
    Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
    Interview Date
    September 2, 1994.
    Wiesbaden (Germany)
    Basel (Switzerland)
    Paris (France)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Havana (Cuba)
    Casablanca (Morocco)
    Cite As
    Kurt L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2753). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kirsch, Ramona R. W., interviewer.
    Hoffhaus, Charles E., interviewer.
    Additional written material is available in the repository.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 31 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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