Alfred K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4111) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2001
- Interview Date
- July 25, 2001.
- 3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alfred K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4111). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alfred K., who was born in Sighet, Romania in 1931 and raised in Oradea. He recalls Hungarian occupation; his father believing Polish refugee stories of German atrocities; German invasion in 1944; ghettoization; hiding with his parents and brother to avoid deportation; their former superintendent assisting their escape to unoccupied Romania; separation on the train (he stayed with his mother); his father's and brother's arrests; traveling to Arad, then Bucharest; returning home after the war; his father's insistence he learn a trade (watch making); illegally traveling to Prague; attending yeshiva; obtaining a scholarship to attend a yeshiva in the United States; going to Ireland with a children's group; emigration to the United States; support from the yeshiva he attended; obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees; marriage; working for the Air Force; and the births of three children and ten grandchildren. Mr. K. discusses the importance of democracy and civil and human rights to him because of his experiences, and blocking out painful memories of deportations from the ghetto. He shows photographs.