William P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-231) interviewed by Dana L. Kline
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
- Interview Date
- January 24, 1984.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- William P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-231). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Dr. William P., who was born in Prague in 1906. Dr. P. describes his family's background; its move to Vienna in 1910, where he lived until 1938; and his education there. He recounts his involvement in Zionism; the rejection of his offer to Adolf Eichmann to transport Viennese Jews to Palestine; and his involvement in the illegal transport of Jews into Palestine. He relates the mechanics of these transports; British efforts to halt the smuggling; his repeated arrests by the British; and his moves to Greece, Italy, Portugal, Mozambique, and the United States. He recalls becoming a United States citizen; joining United States military intelligence toward the war's end; and his transfer to the war crime trial division. Dr. P. tells of his reunion with his wife, from whom he had been separated for seven years, and of attending the Eichmann trial.