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Eric M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2893) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2893

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.

Author/Creator
M., Eric, 1907-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1995
Interview Date
May 9, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
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.