Charles T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2864) interviewed by Beatrice Harrison and Fred Burko
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
- Interview Date
- March 17, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Charles T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2864). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Charles T., who was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia in 1927. He tells of his mother's United States citizenship (she was born in Chicago); his family's affluence; attending a Jewish gymnasium; vacationing in Italy in summer 1938; traveling to Switzerland prior to returning home in October; his mother traveling to the U.S. on citizenship matters; German occupation; his father's and uncle's arrest in April; he and his younger brother living with relatives; spending seven months on a Zionist training farm; learning his father and uncle were in Dachau; an uncle in the U.S. asking Italo Balbo to intervene for them; Balbo's death; his uncle writing to Mussolini asking for Balbo's final wish to be granted (he shows a copy of Balbo's letter and his photograph); permission for them all to leave; joining their parents in Switzerland; traveling to Lisbon, then by ship to the U.S.; and serving in the U.S. Navy at the end of the war (after he had become a citizen). Mr. T. discusses many relatives who survived by leaving Europe and those who remained and perished, including his uncle in Dachau.