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Siegried K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-164) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Iza Erlich

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-164

Videotape testimony of Siegfried K., who was born in Danzig in 1930. He notes Danzig's unique place in Jewish history and speaks of his luxurious prewar life. He tells of the rise of Nazism and recalls shaking Hitler's hand during a visit to Berlin as a small child. The disturbances and attacks by the Brownshirts and his experiences with antisemitism, which continued in the United States, are also related. He describes his family's flight to England in 1938; the difficulty of leaving home and relatives, and, for him, leaving behind his beloved dog; the help given them by German non-Jews; his voyage to the United States on the Queen Mary; and the formation of the American Danzig Association.

K., Siegfried, 1930-
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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Siegfried K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-164). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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