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Paul K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3927) interviewed by Barbara Hadley Katz and Helen Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3927

Videotape testimony of Paul K., who was born in Bad Berleburg, Germany in 1928. He recalls his family's orthodoxy; antisemitic incidents in school; confiscation of his father's cattle business in 1935; arrests and destruction on Kristallnacht in November 1938; his father avoiding arrest because he was hospitalized; expulsion from school; traveling with his sisters on a children's transport to Belgium; living with relatives in Mechelen (Malines); attending school; briefly fleeing during German invasion in May 1940; returning to Mechelen; traveling with one sister and his cousin to Cologne; living in a Jewish orphanage; returning home; his father's forced labor; living in a Jewish orphanage in Frankfurt; traveling with his family to Stuttgart; reunion with his older sister; obtaining visas to the United States; briefly staying in Berlin; traveling by train to Lisbon in May 1941; assistance from HIAS; arrival in the United States; marriage in 1953; and his daughters' births. He discusses the deaths of many relatives in the Holocaust; sharing his experience with his daughters; and visiting his hometown. He shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
K., Paul, 1928-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1999
Interview Date
August 2, 1999.
Locale
Germany
Bad Berleburg (Germany)
Mechelen (Belgium)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Cologne (Germany)
Stuttgart (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Lisbon (Portugal)
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Paul K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3927). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4528134
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