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Otto K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-53) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-53

Videotape testimony of Otto K., who was born in Prague to upper middle class parents around 1921. He speaks of joining a Zionist youth movement at the outbreak of the war; the deterioration of the Jewish situation in Prague; and his deportation to Terezin in May, 1942. He describes living conditions there, where he worked in a vegetable garden and was a member of the ghetto's Zionist council. He relates his and his family's transport to Auschwitz; their stay in Birkenau family camp B2B; his job caring for children from a children's barrack until July, 1944, when he was sent to Schwarzheide, a slave labor camp in Germany; and his liberation there.

Author/Creator
K., Otto, ca. 1921-
Published
Tel Aviv, Israel : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
May 10, 1979.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Otto K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-53). 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/616920
Record last modified: 2015-03-03 14:21:00
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