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Egon S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2001) interviewed by Jaschael Pery

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2001

Videotape testimony of Egon S., who was born in Rheydt, Germany in 1924. He recalls attending Jewish elementary school, then a secular gymnasium; antisemitism; expulsion from school; commuting to a Jewish school in Düsseldorf; his father's arrest during Kristallnacht; his release upon promising to leave Germany; his father's emigration to Cuba; traveling with his mother and sister to Cuba aboard the Saint Louis in May 1939; the Cuban government's refusal to allow any passengers to debark; returning to Europe; living in Brussels; receiving support from HIAS; joining his father in the United States in April 1940; entering the United States Army in 1943; fighting in Italy and Africa; serving in Austria interrogating Germans; learning about the Holocaust; and returning to the United States in 1946.

S., Egon, 1924-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
February 20, 1992.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Egon S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2001). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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