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Gustav R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-54) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Iza Erlich

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-54

Videotape testimony of Gustav R., who was born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1929. He speaks of his childhood in pre-war Germany; differences in the attitudes of his parents towards Judaism; the rise of Nazism in Germany; his father's arrest and imprisonment in Buchenwald in the wake of Kristallnacht; the difficulties encountered by his family in attempts to leave Germany; the family's eventual emigration to the United States after spending one and one-half years in Cuba; and the influences his wartime experiences had on his later life, particularly on his relationship with his children.

R., Gustav, 1929-
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
April 12, 1980.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Gustav R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-54). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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