Andrew S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1278) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Lucille B. Ritvo
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- September 22, 1989.
- 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.
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.