Andrew S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1211) interviewed by Steven Schulz and Christa Marden
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1988
- Interview Date
- August 10, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Andrew S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1211). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Andrew S., who was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1928. He recalls the integration of Jews in his hometown, Niederrad; his father's position as a university professor of medicine; his family's ties to Jewish culture, even though they were not religious; his first anti-Jewish experience when he was not allowed to play with a non-Jew in 1933; his father's dismissal from his position due to anti-Jewish laws; and the family joining his maternal grandparents in Zurich. Mr. S. recounts his father's efforts for the Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced German Scholars; their register of German scholars in exile; seeking employment for the exiles; the Turkish government's employment offers to over two hundred Jewish scholars; emigration to Istanbul in 1934; a family vacation in Switzerland in 1939; the outbreak of war; returning to Istanbul three months later; the ship Struma anchoring within sight of their home; his father's efforts to provide the ship with medical assistance; closely following war news; and emigration to the United States in November 1946. He discusses learning of the "final solution" after liberation and his continuing sense of rootlessness.