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Joachim K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3314) interviewed by Nathan Beyrak and Anita Tarsi,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3314

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    Videotape testimony of Joachim K., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1922. He recalls observing Jewish holidays, although his family was not religious and had a strong sense of German identity; his parents' Zionism; his membership in a Zionist youth group; attending a Jewish school; overnight changes when Hitler came to power; frequent Nazi parades; as a boy, wanting to be part of the parades and Hitler Youth groups; deciding to emigrate to Palestine upon hearing it was possible through his youth group; writing to his parents from Palestine, although in retrospect, less frequently than he should have; learning in 1941 his mother had died; learning a year later she had committed suicide; learning after the war his father had died prior to deportation (they are both buried in Berlin); being sent illegally to a displaced persons camp in 1946; visiting Berlin; and visiting again a few years ago. Mr. K. discusses his denial of what was happening in Europe during the war and not sharing his experiences, even with his children.
    K., Joachim, 1922-
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
    Interview Date
    October 17, 1991.
    Berlin (Germany)
    Cite As
    Yehoyakim K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3314). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Beyrak, Nathan, interviewer.
    Tarsi, Anita, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

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