Walter K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-97) interviewed by Laurel Vlock
- Boston, Mass. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- April 18, 1980.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Walter K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-97). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Walter K., who was born in Peiskretscham, near Gleiwitz, Silesia, in 1924. He describes his experiences of antisemitism as a schoolboy in Germany; Kristallnacht, during which his father was sent to Buchenwald but later released; and the voyage of his family on the ill-fated ship St. Louis. He recounts his family's arrival in France, their separation, and his life in children's homes, first in Paris and later in central France. He also recalls hiding in a home for the developmentally disabled, helped by a priest, and with false papers. He explains that he joined the French underground as soon as he was old enough, near the end of the war. Mr. K. also speaks of his emigration to the United States with his brother, the only other member of his immediate family to survive, and of his postwar life in the United States.