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Richard F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4351) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4351

Videotape testimony of Richard F., who was born in approximately 1936. He recounts fleeing Warsaw with his parents when Germany invaded; his and his mother's capture by the Soviets; his father arranging their transfer to Moscow; traveling to Shanghai via Vladivostock and Kōbe; living in the French section; an Indian friend giving him a crucifix; his parents informing him for the first time that they were Jewish; attending an American then a Jewish school; Japanese invasion; attending a French-Catholic school; participating in Soviet youth activities and Betar; his father's hospitalization and death in 1945; liberation by United States troops; obtaining visas for Australia; traveling to Hong Kong; assistance from the Joint while they were there for six months; continuing to Australia in 1947; and their emigration to Israel in 1949. Mr. F. discusses his sense of mystery when remembering Shanghai; attending synagogues there; and the Hongkew ghetto. Abe B. joins him briefly.

Author/Creator
F., Richard, 1936?
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
July 16, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Richard F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4351). 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/8081856
Record last modified: 2015-11-10 14:10:00
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