Eduard T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2003) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- February 18, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eduard T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2003). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eduard T., who was born in Rotterdam in 1916. He recalls his secular childhood; learning of German antisemitism from German-Jewish refugees; antisemitism from Dutch Nazis; his father's death in 1937; his mother's emigration; German invasion; attending radio school; living in Utrecht with anti-Nazi students; working for a friend in Voorburg; obtaining false papers; hiding in several different houses; narrow escapes; moving to the Hague; staying with several families, including a socialist and a Dutch Calvinist; war's end; reunion with his brother (he had been in hiding); visiting his mother in the United States; returning to Holland to complete law school; and emigrating to the United States in 1990 to be near his grandchildren. Mr. T. discusses the reluctance of the Dutch government and the Catholic Church to distinguish Jews from other deportees; his disappointment that some hidden Jewish children, whose parents had been killed, were raised as Christians; and the importance of luck to his survival.