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Ludwig H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-251) interviewed by Tamar Strauss and Eva Woller,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-251

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Ludwig H., who was born in Grünberg, Germany in 1902. He describes moving to Breslau, then Dortmund where he spent his youth and young adulthood; anti-Semitic incidents prior to the war; arrest in 1933 by three Nazis; imprisonment with his dog; the return of his dog by the S.A. to Mr. H.'s mother; his own release after eight days with a document certifying his imprisonment; and escape with his brother to Paris, where he was allowed to remain because of the document which proved he was a victim of religious persecution. He recalls working for a banker; his marriage in 1934; his successful business, manufacturing toys in partnership with his wife and brother; the outbreak of war in 1939; his incarceration in a camp near Poitiers and his wife's in Gurs; their reunion in Limoges in 1941; and the onset of difficulty with his vision. He relates their escape with the help of a Frenchman to Italian territory; moving to Grenoble; joining the Maquis in the nearby hills; and liberation in August 1944, by which time he was almost blind. Mr. H. tells of emigration to New York in 1948; attempts to correct his blindness which he attributes to poor nutrition and health care during the war; his career; and his wife's death four years ago.
    Author/Creator
    H., Ludwig, 1902-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
    Interview Date
    March 5, 1984.
    Locale
    France
    Italy
    Poland
    Germany
    Zielona Góra (Poland)
    Wrocław (Poland)
    Dortmund (Germany)
    Paris (France)
    Poitiers (France)
    Limoges (France)
    Grenoble (France)
    Grünberg (Hesse, Germany)
    Cite As
    Ludwig H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-251). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Strauss, Tamar, interviewer.
    Woller, Eva, interviewer.
    Notes
    The major part of this testimony is in German with a small part in English.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 19 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Resistance.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/946948
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:45:00
    This page:
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