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Nunzio V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4201) interviewed by Michel Rosenfeldt and Massimo Ianetta,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4201

Videotape testimony of Nunzio V., a Catholic, who was born in Serradifico, Italy in 1924, one of eight brothers. He recounts learning fascist doctrine in school; military draft in 1943; postings and training in Cervignano del Friuli, then Pula; Italian capitulation; German occupation; declining to collaborate with the German military, resulting in prisoner of war status; transfer by ship to Venice, then by train to a camp which he thinks was in Austria; digging pits to bury the dead; transfer to Graz with other Italian POWs; assignments to various jobs in the area; good relations with local Austrians, some of whom gave them food; brief imprisonment for trading with locals; Allied bombings; forced labor in a tank factory; abandonment by the German guards; traveling with colleagues to Italy; hospitalization en route; reunion with his family; emigrating to join a brother in Brussels; and marriage in 1954. Mr. V. discusses nightmares while a POW which continue to the present. He shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
V., Nunzio, 1924-
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1999
Interview Date
February 24 and 25, 1999.
Locale
Italy
Germany
Serradifalco (Italy)
Cervignano del Friuli (Italy)
Pula (Croatia)
Venice (Italy)
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nunzio V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4201). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4924973
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