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Aron S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2284) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Elanore L. Lampner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2284

Videotape testimony of Aron S., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1928. He describes his parents' backgrounds; his father's decision not to return to Germany from a business trip abroad when Hitler came to power in 1933; traveling with his mother, brother, and sister to Antwerp to join his father; a happy period in Antwerp; German invasion in 1940; fleeing with his family to Brussels, then to France; returning to Antwerp after unsuccessful attempts to find his father whom they lost along the way; his father's return; hiding in Brussels to avoid deportation; fleeing to Paris; and being smuggled to Dijon in unoccupied France. Mr. S. describes obtaining false papers from a priest in Lyon; his bar mitzvah in September 1941; acquiring United States visas through Rabbi Stephen Wise due to his father's Zionist connections; an unsuccessful attempt to cross the Spanish border on December 7, 1941; traveling with his family to Marseille; a difficult journey to Tunis; incarceration in a labor camp outside of Casablanca; their release due to their forged Uruguayan visas; traveling by boat to Portugal; and emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
S., Aron, 1928-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1992
Interview Date
June 18, 1992.
Locale
Germany
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
Antwerp (Belgium)
Brussels (Belgium)
Paris (France)
Lyon (France)
Marseille (France)
Tunis (Tunisia)
Dijon (France)
France
Portugal
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Aron S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2284). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1091678
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:24:00
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