Robert S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2228) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- November 23, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Robert S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2228). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Robert S., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1939. He recalls his older brother telling him about the German invasion; traveling with his family to Dunkerque; returning to Antwerp with German soldiers; and his parents' arrest in September 1942 (he and his brother were not home). He recalls staying with his babysitter; traveling with his brother to his aunt's house in Brussels; their placement with a non-Jewish family for a year and a half, then on a rural farm without his brother; liberation by Allied troops; placement in a monastery orphanage; attending church; briefly living with his aunt in Brussels; staying with a non-Jewish couple; emigration to the United States with his brother in 1946; and living with his aunt's family until his marriage in 1961. Mr. S shows photographs, letters and documents, and notes that his parents were deported to Auschwitz in September 1942.