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Jules W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4354) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4354

Videotape testimony of Jules W., who was born in Fürth, Germany in 1927. He recalls attending a Jewish school; his family attending synagogue and observing kashrut; antisemitic harassment; his uncle in the United States arranging their emigration to Cuba on the St. Louis; destruction of the family jewelry store and his parents' arrest on Kristallnacht; their return the next day; staying in Hamburg prior to embarkation on the St. Louis; the contrast between their treatment on a luxury liner and conditions in Germany; learning they could not debark in Cuba; returning to Europe; debarkation in Antwerp; living in Brussels; German invasion in May 1940; his father's deportation to southern France; his uncle in the United States arranging their emigration; traveling to Marseille, Oran, then Casablanca; emigration to the United States with his parents and sister on a Portuguese ship; serving in the U.S. military; and visiting Fürth in 1946 when stationed in Germany. Mr. W. shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
W., Jules, 1927-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
August 7, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Jules W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4354). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.