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Fred H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4357) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4357

Videotape testimony of Fred H., who was born in Ulm, Germany in 1919. He recalls a two-year apprenticeship in Freidrichshafen; his mother's death in 1931; realizing that Germany was no place for Jews when the family store was vandalized in 1933; his two sisters' emigration to the United States in 1936 and 1937; his sisters arranging his passage to Cuba; embarkation on the St. Louis in Hamburg; learning they could not disembark in Cuba; efforts by the Joint to assist them; kindness from the crew; returning to Europe; debarkation in Antwerp; living in Brussels; his family arranging exit papers; emigration to London, then the United States; and his father joining them two weeks later via Italy. He shows documents.

Author/Creator
H., Fred , 1919-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
October 6, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Fred H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4357). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.