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Albert, Gina, and Kurt K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-154) interviewed by Dori Laub and Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-154

Videotape testimony of Albert K., who was born in Poland in 1903; Gina K., who was born in Vienna in 1909; and their son Kurt K., who was born in Vienna in 1937. Married in Vienna in 1937, Mr. and Mrs. K. describe their pre-war life in Vienna; the birth of their son; and the German invasion and conditions under German occupation. They tell of their flight from Vienna to Antwerp, where they remained until the German occupation of Belgium; their arrest in Antwerp; and an aborted attempt to deport them to Poland, which landed them instead on a farm in Belgium. They relate being sent back to Antwerp, going into hiding in Brussels, and turning their son over to a children's home on the advice of the Judenrat, from where he was taken to a convent in Louvain. Kurt K. recalls his childhood experiences in the Jewish orphanage and later in the convent as well as his life just after the war. The liberation, the ongoing psychological effects of their experiences, and their emigration to the United States are also discussed.

Author/Creator
K., Albert, 1903-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
March 16, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Albert, Gina, and Kurt K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-154). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.