Henri D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4455) interviewed by Rita Benchimol and Steve Forst
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1995
- Interview Date
- June 19, 1995.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Henri D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4455). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Henri D., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1930, one of three children. He recalls his family's affluence; attending a Jewish school; German bombardment on May 10, 1940; his parents paying and collecting all their debts; their flight with his uncle's family to Dunkerque, Paris, then Lacanau Océan; attending school; his father and uncle obtaining visas; traveling to Portugal; departing from Lisbon to the United States a month later; and joining relatives in New York. Mr. D. discusses the importance of luck to his and his family's survival; learning in the 1980s that his family was saved due to Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese consul in Bordeaux, who issued visas to them; and his efforts to honor and recognize him.