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Jerry W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4137) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4137

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.

Author/Creator
W., Jerry, 1927-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1999
Interview Date
November 12, 1999.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4847615
Record last modified: 2012-08-23 15:17:00
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