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Howard O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2439) interviewed by Nathan Miller and Adele Rice Nudel,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2439

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    Videotape testimony of Howard O., who was born in Herne, Germany in 1924. He recalls moving to Amsterdam in 1933 due to Nazi antisemitism; German invasion in 1940; his father's non-Jewish friend obtaining documents which protected Mr. O. and his sister from deportation to a labor camp; hiding in the attic of his father's former employee; his sister working for the underground; his father's disappearance after he had gone out; leaving Amsterdam with his mother fearing they would be discovered; hiding briefly in Weesp with a minister, his sister's superior in the underground; moving to the schoolmaster's home; hiding with his mother, Jewish women, and Dutch men; the extreme hunger of the winter of 1945; and the constant fear. Mr. O. recounts returning to Amsterdam after the war; learning his father had been deported from Westerbork to Auschwitz; emigrating to the United States in 1947; nominating those who hid him for recognition by Yad Vashem; and a recent visit to the Netherlands. He shows photographs, letters, and documents and recites the words of a Dutch underground freedom song.
    O., Howard, 1924-
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1993
    Interview Date
    January 31, 1993.
    Herne (Germany)
    Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Weesp (Netherlands)
    Cite As
    Howard O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2439). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Miller, Nathan, interviewer.
    Nudel, Adele Rice, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 59 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

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