Aaron K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3234) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer
- Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
- Interview Date
- December 12, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Aaron K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3234). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Aaron K., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1933. He recounts traveling to Cologne in 1938 with his parents, grandmother, and two uncles; being smuggled to Belgium; attending school in Antwerp; German invasion in 1940; fleeing to Paris, Marseille, Nice, then Luchon; his uncles being smuggled to Spain; arrest with his parents and grandmother; imprisonment in Saint Gaudens; his release; visiting his parents and grandmother a few times; living with a family friend; placement in many towns by the Jewish underground, then with a non-Jewish family in Toulouse (they were in the Resistance); learning his mother was alive (his father was deported and did not return); being taken to the mountains before suspected German raids; liberation in early 1945; reunion with his mother; living with her and his grandmother in Le Puy, Marseille, and Paris; and their emigration to the United States in March 1946. Mr. K. discusses his lost childhood; the "disappearance" of most of his father's family; occasionally discussing his experience with his children; and continuing affection for and contact with his rescuers. He shows photographs.