Alexander V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1328) interviewed by Linda Schwab and Naomi Klein
- Wilmington, Del. : Halina Wind Preston Holocaust Education Center, 1989
- Interview Date
- April 9, 1989.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alexander V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1328). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alexander V., who was born in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, Netherlands in 1938. He notes he has only vague memories and describes his family's orthodoxy; his father's position as caretaker of the Amsterdam Sephardic cemetery in Ouderkerk; German invasion in May 1940; his sister's birth in July 1941; his family's exemption from forced relocation because of his father's position; his brother's birth in November 1943; being taken by a member of an underground movement to Amsterdam, then Arnhem; living openly with a Catholic family, posing as their nephew; hiding during the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944; evacuation north; liberation in May 1945; reunion with his parents, whom he didn't recognize; recognizing his house in Ouderkerk; two or three visits to his rescuers; and emigrating to Israel, then the United States. Mr. V. discusses the difficult adjustment of becoming Jewish again after returning to his parents. He shows photographs.