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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2969

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.
Language
German
Copies
4 copies: Hi8 master; Betacam SP dub; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Werner G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2969). 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/4297124
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:41:00
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