Howard O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2439) interviewed by Nathan Miller and Adele Rice Nudel
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1993
- Interview Date
- January 31, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Howard O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2439). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.