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Fred H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1770) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1770

Videotape testimony of Fred H., who was born in Staňkov in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Czech Republic) in 1906. He recounts his family's move to Plzeň in 1909; attending public school; his father's service in the first World War; his Austrian patriotism; the transition to Czechoslovakia; studying in Paris and Prague; accompanying a cousin to the United States in August 1938; deciding not to return after the Munich agreement; illegally living in Toronto and Montréal; receiving a U.S. visa; traveling to London; meeting his mother and brother in Paris in August 1939; their emigration to the United States; traveling to Brussels after war broke out; emigration to the United States from England; marriage in 1949; and teaching history. Mr. H. discusses Jewish and family history; the German government's approval of his doctoral dissertation in 1977; and teaching courses on the Holocaust. He shows photographs and documents.

H., Fred, 1906-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
March 19, 1991.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Fred H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1770). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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