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Henri D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4455) interviewed by Rita Benchimol and Steve Forst

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4455

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.

Author/Creator
D., Henri, 1930-
Published
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1995
Interview Date
June 19, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/11676543
Record last modified: 2015-07-27 13:10:00
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