Tzvi A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3491) interviewed by Anita Tarsi and Nathan Beyrak
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.
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1992 and 1993
- Interview Date
- October 30, 1992 and February 3, 1993.
Karlshorst (Berlin, Germany)
Blankenburg (Berlin, Germany)
- 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.