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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2768

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.
Language
German
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Harry F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2768). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296996
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