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Dietrich G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4085) interviewed by Anna Lipphardt and Dieter Heger

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4085

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.

Author/Creator
G., Dietrich, 1914-
Published
Potsdam, Germany : Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum für europäisch-jüdische Studien,Universität Potsdam, 1996
Interview Date
November 7, 1996.
Language
German
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4677233
Record last modified: 2014-12-09 16:56:00
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