Kenneth F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3968) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan and Margot Brandes
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1998
- Interview Date
- October 9, 1998.
- 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.
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.