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Andrew S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1211) interviewed by Steven Schulz and Christa Marden,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1211

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.

S., Andrew, 1928-
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1988
Interview Date
August 10, 1988.
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Niederrad (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Zurich (Switzerland)
Istanbul (Turkey)
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.