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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4201

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    Summary
    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)
    Cite As
    Nunzio V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4201). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rosenfeldt, Michel, interviewer.
    Ianetta, Massimo, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in French.

    Physical Details

    Language
    French
    Copies
    2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (9 hr., 40 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4924973
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:52:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4924973

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