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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3491

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    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.
    A., Tzvi, 1927-
    Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992 and 1993
    Interview Date
    October 30, 1992 and February 3, 1993.
    Berlin (Germany)
    Karlshorst (Berlin, Germany)
    Blankenburg (Berlin, Germany)
    Blankenhain (Germany)
    Marseille (France)
    Cite As
    Tzvi A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3491). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Tarsi, Anita, interviewer.
    Beyrak, Nathan, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Hebrew.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (8 hr., 2 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Nuremberg laws.
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

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