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Rabbi Nathan N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1632) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Barbara Dover

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1632

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.

Author/Creator
N., Nathan, 1934-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
January 20, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1089248
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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