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Andrew S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1278) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Lucille B. Ritvo

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1278

Videotape testimony of Andrew S., who was born in Potrete, Hungary, in 1929. This testimony includes and expands upon the information from an earlier interview (HVT-495). Mr. S. details his family history; the origins of prewar antisemitism; and increasingly severe anti-Jewish laws. He graphically describes the loss of privacy and dignity during deportation; local people's sympathy; intense feelings of being lost and humiliated upon arrival in Auschwitz; the importance of the prisoners' caring about each other; and longing for a normal life in abnormal circumstances. He reflects on his recent visits to the camps; the process of comprehending the Holocaust; the necessity of arousing people from apathy and indifference; and his desire to share his experience with his children.

Author/Creator
S., Andrew, 1929-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
September 22, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Andrew S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1278). 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/1090366
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