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Rudolph J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-950) interviewed by Emanuel Landau and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-950

Videotape testimony of Rudolph J., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1913. He describes moving to his maternal grandparents' in Wiesbaden during World War I when his father was drafted as a physician; his return to Berlin in 1918; his secular, liberal upbringing; attending university in Berlin; and the beginning of Nazi activity, including the burning of the Reichstag and Hitler's election. He recounts his activity as an anti-Nazi; questioning by storm troopers on an "anti-Jewish day"; leaving Germany for medical school in Genoa, Italy; his family's forced departure from Berlin to Prague; their reunion in Bolzano, Italy; and his return to medical school in Genoa. He recalls completing medical school; not being able to practice in Italy because of its adoption of the Nuremberg laws; and differences between fascist Italy and Germany. He tells of his emigration to New York City in 1939; his medical career; and his marriage. He discusses the impact of the war years on his life; the fate of his relatives in Germany; and the painful memories he experienced on a recent trip to Germany.

J., Rudolph, 1913-
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
November 8, 1987.
Berlin (Germany)
Genoa (Italy)
Bolzano (Italy : Province)
Wiesbaden (Germany)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Rudolph J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-950). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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