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Aaron K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3234) interviewed by Lawrence L. Langer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3234

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.

Author/Creator
K., Aaron, 1933-
Published
Brookline, Mass. : Brookline Holocaust Memorial Committee, 1991
Interview Date
December 12, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.