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Tzvi A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3491) interviewed by Anita Tarsi and Nathan Beyrak

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3491

Videotape testimony of Tzvi A., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1927, the older of two children. He recounts attending public school; the Nuremberg laws resulting in many restrictions; visiting England for six weeks in 1936 through a Jewish community program; attending Jewish summer camp; transfer to a Jewish school in 1938; Kristallnacht; his sister's emigration on a kindertransport; his bar mitzvah; attending a Zionist training school; working in a factory starting at age fourteen; his grandfather's deportation; hiding during a round-up with assistance from a non-Jewish family; joining the Hechalutz underground; wandering the streets and hiding in many places, including Karlshorst; obtaining false papers; trading on the black market; obtaining weapons; distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets; arrest; interrogation and beatings; escaping with six others during an Allied bombing; assistance from his uncle's non-Jewish wife; arrest; abandonment by Germans; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with his aunt and two uncles in Blankenburg; traveling to St. Ottilien displaced persons camp via Blankenhain; helping to organize illegal emigration to Palestine; and his emigration there via Marseille in 1948. Mr. A. discusses pervasive painful memories; not sharing them, even with his children; and his hope they will learn of them from this testimony.

Author/Creator
A., Tzvi, 1927-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992 and 1993
Interview Date
October 30, 1992 and February 3, 1993.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tzvi A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3491). 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/4297666
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