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Manfred M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1742) interviewed by Devorah Mann

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1742

Videotaped testimony of Manfred M., who was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1917, one of seven children. He recalls cordial relations with non-Jews until 1933; working for the Warburg banking firm; an announcement in 1937 that the bank would become a German firm; Mr. Warburg leaving in tears; several of his own siblings leaving Germany; realizing he had to leave; asking Mr. Warburg for assistance; receiving papers to emigrate to the United States through Mr. Warburg's son; scheduling his emigration for November 11, 1938; Kristallnacht taking place on November 10; arrest shortly thereafter; incarceration in Sachsenhausen for eight days; release through his mother's efforts; and leaving for Amsterdam, and then the United States. Mr. M. notes his mother risked her life for him and that she did survive. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
M., Manfred, 1917-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
January 9, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Manfred M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1742). 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/4317647
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:42:00
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