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Murray C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-137) interviewed by Laurel Vlock and Dori Laub

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-137

Videotape testimony of Murray C., who was born into the only Orthodox Jewish family in Obergleen, a village near Wetzlar, Germany, in 1916. Mr. C. remembers the absence of anti-Semitic behavior during his youth and adolescence; his public school education, followed by trade school in Bretten (Bremen) in preparation for emigration; his family's failed attempts at emigration; being forced to burn Torah scrolls and other religious objects during Kristallnacht in Bretten; and his arrest and journey to Dachau. He describes the conditions in Dachau, including religious observances; his release from Dachau, due to the efforts of his mother, in 1938; and his brief return to Bretten and reunion with his parents prior to his departure for the United States on one of the last boats to leave before war was declared. Mr. C., the only member of his family to survive the Holocaust, also shares his feelings concerning his restitution pension, and his return to his home town in 1972.

Author/Creator
C., Murray, 1916-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
May 1, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Murray C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-137). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616884
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