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Werner G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2969) interviewed by Leo Spitzer and Marianne Hirsch,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2969

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Werner G., who was born in Breslau, Germany (presently Wrocław, Poland) in 1920. He recalls antisemitic harassment in school; participating in socialist Jewish youth movements; his father's incarceration in Buchenwald; leaving school to help support his parents; an aborted attempt to escape to Czechoslovakia in 1936; traveling to Amsterdam via Luxembourg with assistance from a Jewish organization; his parents' emigration to Bolivia; his mother obtaining a Bolivian visa for him; emigration to join them; participating in anti-Nazi movements; his career as a publisher and book store owner; antisemitic incidents; and recent involvement in the Jewish community.
    Author/Creator
    G., Werner, 1920-
    Published
    La Paz, Bolivia : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    March 21, 1995.
    Locale
    Germany
    Wrocław (Poland)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Luxembourg
    Cite As
    Werner G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2969). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Spitzer, Leo, interviewer.
    Hirsch, Marianne, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in German.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Copies
    4 copies: Hi8 master; Betacam SP dub; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 6 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Postwar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4297124
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:58:00
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