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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2329

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    Overview

    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Belgium
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Cite As
    Harry L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2329). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Siegel, Allen M., interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (43 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287366
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:27:00
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