Franz F. Holocaust testimony (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.
- Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2000
- Interview Date
- January 6, 2000.
Opava (Czech Republic)
Vis Island (Croatia)
- 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.