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Kenneth F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3968) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan and Margot Brandes

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3968

Videotape testimony of Kenneth F., who was born in Richtenberg, Germany in 1921. He recounts attending the local public school and religious school in Stralsund; non-Jewish friends not longer associating with him after they joined the Hitler Youth; the impact of the Nuremberg laws, including not being allowed to employ non-Jews; living with his aunt in Berlin in fall 1935 to attend a Jewish school; his bar mitzvah; matriculation in 1938; masonry training in preparation for emigration; receiving permission to emigrate to Manchester, England as a trainee in 1939; working as a brick-layer trainee from March to September; internment as an enemy alien in 1940; corresponding with his family through relatives in neutral countries; enlisting in the British military in November; postings in Tunisia, Italy, France, and Germany; encountering a railroad car stacked with corpses; returning to Berlin with the British occupation; military discharge in 1946; returning to Manchester; joining his future wife, originally from Berlin, in the United States in 1947; marriage; and the births of two children. Mr. F. discusses the deportations and murders of his parents and many other relatives.

Author/Creator
F., Kenneth, 1921-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1998
Interview Date
October 9, 1998.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Kenneth F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3968). 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/4564288
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