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Robert S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2228) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2228

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.

Author/Creator
S., Robert, 1939-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
November 23, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4286797
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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