Rabbi Nathan N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1632) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Barbara Dover
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
- Interview Date
- January 20, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rabbi Nathan N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1632). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rabbi Nathan N., who was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1934, the oldest of three children. He recounts his parents' immigration from Germany in 1926; his mother's parents immigration from Germany in 1939; his father helping place German-Jewish children in Belgian homes; German invasion in 1940; his father's arrest and internment in France, where he earned payment for visas to the United States; and his mother's refusal to leave her parents behind. Rabbi N. recounts anti-Jewish restrictions; his mother removing their yellow stars and not registering them as Jews; assistance from a non-Jewish friend in liquidating the family business, obtaining false papers and renting a house; living as non-Jews externally while maintaining Jewish practices at home; sympathetic townspeople who did not betray the family; not attending school because he "looked Jewish"; his mother's relative ease since she had blond hair and blue eyes; liberation in 1944; return to their former home; and emigration to the United States to reunite with his father, who had arrived via Cuba in 1945.