Jerry W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4137) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan,
Videotape testimony of Jerry W., who was born in Landsberg am Lech, Germany in 1927. He recounts his mother's divorce and remarriage; living with his grandmother; his beloved dog's disappearance, then finding a box at his door with the dog's corpse and an antisemitic note; expulsion from school; attending a girls' convent school (he was the only boy); having to leave when officials learned he was there; attending a Jewish boarding school in Coburg; being forced to shine a German officer's shoes and carry books to a fire on Kristallnacht; emigration with his mother and stepfather to the United States via Hamburg in 1939; serving in the Navy for two years; marriage to a survivor; and the births of two daughters. Mr. W. discusses trips to Germany and recently learning his biological father was deported from Berlin and did not return. He shows photographs.
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1999
- Interview Date
- November 12, 1999.
Landsberg am Lech (Germany)
- 2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Jerry W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4137). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.