Dietrich G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4085) interviewed by Anna Lipphardt and Dieter Heger
- Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien,Universität Potsdam, 1996
- Interview Date
- November 7, 1996.
- 2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Dietrich G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4085). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Dietrich G., who was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany in 1914, one of three children. In addition to information included in a previously recorded testimony (HVT-1106), he recounts his family practicing Protestantism; his father's German nationalism; moving to Stuttgart, then Potsdam, where his father worked at the Reichsarchiv; visiting his Jewish grandparents in Hamburg; his brother's emigration to England; participating in a German Christian student group; attending a lecture by Niemöller; his sister's emigration to England; graduation from the Technical University of Berlin in 1938; working for a man who protected many workers of mixed Jewish heritage; hiding a Russian woman in his home; traveling to Göttingen after the war; marriage; and living in England for eighteen months. Mr. G. discusses antisemitism in postwar Germany, and sharing his story with his children and grandchildren. He reads from a pamphlet by his great-grandfather, and shows documents and photographs.