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Eric N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3902) interviewed by Dana L. Kline

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3902

Videotape testimony of Eric N., who was born in Holešov, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1910. He recalls a pogrom in 1918; his family fleeing to Vienna; his father's death in 1928; attending medical school; two years of Czech military service beginning in 1936; assignments in Prague and Brno; demobilization after the Munich agreement; marriage; living in Brno; German occupation; his brother's deportation; deportation with his mother. sister, and wife to Theresienstadt in April 1942; his privileged position as a doctor; his sister's voluntary deportation (he never saw her again); his son's birth; visiting his wife and son daily; assistance from Czech guards; his mother's deportation in 1943 (he never saw her again); sham improvements for a Red Cross visit and propaganda film in 1944; deportation to Auschwitz in October; separation from his wife and son; transfer to Kaufering; slave labor; remaining with two friends; treating a local German boy; assistance from the boy's father; being shot by a guard (he shows the scar); recovering with his friends' help; a death march in April 1945; liberation by United States troops; searching Europe for his wife and son (they had been killed); and emigrating to the United States.

Author/Creator
N., Eric, 1910-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1999
Interview Date
July 8, 1999.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Eric N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3902). 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/4469491
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