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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4455

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    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.
    D., Henri, 1930-
    Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1995
    Interview Date
    June 19, 1995.
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Dunkerque (France)
    Paris (France)
    Lacanau-Océan (France)
    Lisbon (Portugal)
    Cite As
    Henri D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4455). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Benchimol, Rita, interviewer.
    Forst, Steve, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (̀1 hr., 29 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.

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