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Harry F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2768) interviewed by Gabrielle Tyrnauer,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2768

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Harry F., a Romani. He recalls his family's long history of puppetry and puppet shows; performing throughout Germany; observing violence against the Jews; deciding to leave Germany; living in Schleusingen; obtaining false passports in Nuremberg; crossing to Italy; performing; good treatment by the Italians; leaving for Yugoslavia when they were unable to renew their passports; performing in Zagreb; traveling to Bucharest; observing Jewish deportations; moving to Bulgaria, then back to Yugoslavia; performing for German soldiers under the pretense of being state sanctioned; arrest; deportation to Germany; humiliating treatment; forced labor in a POW camp near Marburg; escaping; hiding in the forests; and playing for Americans after the war. Mr. F. discusses relatives and his girlfriend who were burned alive by Ustaša in Yugoslavia; others who perished in camps; maintaining his grandfather's puppets; puppetry and their puppet theater productions; and current persecution of Romanies. He is briefly joined by others who discuss their family history. He shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    F., Harry.
    Published
    Austria : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
    Interview Date
    July 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24, 1991.
    Locale
    Germany
    Nuremberg (Germany)
    Marburg (Germany)
    Italy
    Zagreb (Croatia)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Schleusingen (Germany)
    Bulgaria
    Cite As
    Harry F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2768). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tyrnauer, Gabrielle, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 38 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Puppets and puppet-plays.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.
    Hiding.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296996
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:25:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4296996

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