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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2753

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    L., Kurt, 1910-
    Published
    Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
    Interview Date
    September 2, 1994.
    Locale
    Germany
    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.
    Notes
    Additional written material is available in the repository.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    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.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296991
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:45:00
    This page:
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