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Felix P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4427) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Susan Millen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4427

Videotape testimony of Felix P., who was born in Vienna, Austria, the third of three sons. He recounts his mother's baptism, and having him and his brothers baptized thinking it would ease their lives; their affluence; becoming bilingual due to his English nanny; German occupation; expulsion from university; his father's and brother's exclusion from practicing law; non-Jewish friends assisting them to emigrate; his older brother's and parents' emigration to France, and his to Czechoslovakia; his other brother remaining to complete medical school (he perished in Buchenwald); living with friends in Lipník nad Bečvou; moving to Prague, Amsterdam, then joining his uncle and grandmother in London in December 1938; studying chemistry in Bradford (tuition was paid by his uncle and the Society of Friends); internment as an enemy alien on the Isle of Man after the outbreak of war; deportation to Canada; internment in camps in Québec and Farnham; organizing classes, one of which was taught by Klaus Fuchs; release and return to England in March 1941; completing his studies; working for a company that manufactured tank and airplane parts; becoming a British citizen after the war; marriage; the births of two children; and emigrating to Canada in 1957, then to the United States in 1964. Mr. P. notes his parents survived in hiding in France and his brother in the French military, and their emigration to the United States after the war.

Author/Creator
P., Felix, 1918-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2009
Interview Date
July 14, 2009.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Felix P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4427). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.