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Gerald F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4407) interviewed by Susan Millen and Sara Moss Herz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4407

Videotape testimony of Gerald F., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1921, one of three children. He recounts his father being wounded in World War I; attending school; increasing antisemitism; attending a Jewish school; expropriation of his father's business; emigration to England via the Netherlands in 1938; working on a farm and attending evening classes at Cambridge University; his family joining him; imprisonment as an enemy alien; transfer to the Isle of Man five months later; reunion with his brother and father after his release; attending university in London; working as a chemist with Margaret Thatcher; and emigrating with his family to the United States in 1951. Mr. F. discusses the murders of many relatives in the Holocaust, and writing a book about his experiences. He shows documents, photographs, and books he has written.

F., Gerald, 1921-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
Interview Date
December 12, 2007.
Berlin (Germany)
Cambridge (England)
Isle of Man
London (England)
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gerald F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4407). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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