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Franz F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4163)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4163

Videotape testimony of Franz F., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1925, one of two brothers. He recounts his family's relative affluence; antisemitic harassment at school; visiting grandparents in Opava; expulsion from his scout troop; joining Makabi ha-tsaʻir; the Anschluss; joining a hachsharah in Germany; visiting Berlin; his brother joining a hachsharah in France; Kristallnacht; visiting his parents in Vienna; emigration to Palestine via Vienna and Trieste in 1939; receiving letters from his parents through the Red Cross (later, the letters stopped); enlisting in the British army; serving in Italy and on Vis island; cooperating with partisans; interrogating German POWs; serving with partisans in Albania; postings to England, then Egypt; discharge; returning to Tel Aviv; and marriage. Mr. F. discusses his brother's emigration to Switzerland, then Mexico; and learning his parents had been deported and killed.

Author/Creator
F., Franz, 1923-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
Interview Date
January 6, 2000.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. Betacam SP; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Franz F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4163). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.