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Harry L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2329) interviewed by Allen M. Siegel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2329

Videotape testimony of Harry L., who was born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1934. He recalls attending Catholic school; German invasion; an unsuccessful attempt to flee with his family to France; anti-Jewish laws; his father arranging for him and his sister to hide separately with non-Jewish families in Brussels; becoming a "convinced" Catholic; learning from his mother that his father had been deported (he did not return); hiding with his mother for six months; liberation; reunion with his sister; meeting an uncle who was in the United States military; and their emigration to the United States. Mr. L. discusses growing up quickly due to the loss of his father and his mother's reliance upon him at a young age; pride in being Jewish; depression in his thirties as a result of his experiences; reluctance to visit Germany; and sharing his experiences with his sons.

Author/Creator
L., Harry, 1934-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1990
Interview Date
March 25, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Harry L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2329). 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/4287366
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:37:00
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