Eric M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2893) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1995
- Interview Date
- May 9, 1995.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eric M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2893). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eric M., who was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1907, one of five brothers. He recalls attending public school; his father's death; receiving a business degree in 1930, then a law degree in 1933; the Anschluss; efforts to obtain emigration documents for him and his mother (his brothers had emigrated earlier); incarceration in a school on May 28, 1938; transfer to Dachau; assistance from a non-Jewish prisoner when he fainted during appell (roll-call); arduous slave labor; assistance from his father's former business competitor; transfer to Buchenwald; obtaining a visa from a cousin's uncle in the United States; release from Buchenwald in January 1939; traveling to Vienna; traveling to London; marriage to a women he knew from Vienna; and arrival in the United States in November. Mr. M. discusses emotional difficulties in a concentration camp, which were harder for him than the physical abuse.