Manfred S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2473) interviewed by Gitta Fajerstein and Chaya Roth
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1994
- Interview Date
- April 24, 1994.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Manfred S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2473). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Manfred S., who was born in Josbach, Germany in 1924. He describes his family's long history there; his father's death in 1929; cordial relations with non-Jews until the rise of Nazism; his mother arranging his emigration to the United States in 1938 and his brother's to Palestine six months later; traveling by himself from Hamburg to New York; living with his aunt in Chicago; corresponding with his mother until 1941; being drafted into the United States Army in March 1943; participating in the liberation of Holland and the Battle of the Bulge; translating documents for signing the armistice; liberating Wöbbelin; indescribable conditions; organizing local Germans to bury hundreds of dead; trying to save those still living; serving as a military governor; learning his mother and sister had been deported; returning to the United States in October 1945; his brother's death in Palestine; and a recent trip to Stutthof where he learned the details of his mother's and sister's deaths.