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Walter K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-97) interviewed by Laurel Vlock,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-97

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    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.
    K., Walter, 1924-2013.
    Boston, Mass. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
    Interview Date
    April 18, 1980.
    Pyskowice (Katowice, Poland)
    Gliwice (Poland)
    Paris (France)
    Montpellier (France)
    Toulouse (France)
    Haute-Garonne (France)
    Limoges (France)
    Poitiers (France)
    Cite As
    Walter K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-97). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Vlock, Laurel, interviewer.
    Associated material: Herbert K. Holocaust testimony [brother] (HVT-219), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hrs., 14 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Crystal Night, 1938.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.

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