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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.
Locale
Yugoslavia
Albania
Austria
Vienna (Austria)
Opava (Czech Republic)
Berlin (Germany)
Palestine
Trieste (Italy)
Vis Island (Croatia)
England
Egypt
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.