Kurt L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2753) interviewed by Ramona R. W. Kirsch and Charles E. Hoffhaus
- Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, 1994
- Interview Date
- September 2, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Kurt L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2753). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.