Alex P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4326) interviewed by Susan Millen and Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2004
- Interview Date
- October 6, 2004.
- 3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alex P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4326). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alex P., who was born in Košice, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1923 to an assimilated, affluent family. He recounts moving to Berlin with his parents and brother in 1926; attending public school; a non-Jewish teacher defending him from harassment; expulsion from public school; attending a Jewish school (Goldschmidt Schule); beatings by Hitler Youth; visiting his grandmother in Czechoslovakia; his bar mitzvah; emigration to England; attending schools in Newhaven, then London; emigration to join relatives in the United States in 1940; military draft; serving in China; learning from a surviving aunt that nineteen relatives had been killed; demobilization in 1946; and his academic career. Mr. P. discusses feeling like an outsider in Germany; attending a reunion of Jewish students in Berlin; and writing about his experiences. He shows copies of his play and stories.