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Gerry S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2543) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2543

Videotape testimony of Gerry S., who was born in Oberlauringen, Germany in 1935. He recounts his family's orthodoxy; his father's arrest on Kristallnacht; his family's emigration to Oslo in March 1939 with assistance from an uncle who was a rabbi there; cordial relations with non-Jews; German invasion in April 1940; his uncle's arrest and deportation in 1942 (he did not survive); his father hiding in a hospital pretending to need surgery; a Norwegian policeman informing his mother of an impending round-up; the underground arranging to hide him, his mother, and sister with non-Jews, then smuggling them into Sweden in December 1942; living with an uncle in Stockholm; reunion with his father after his escape; his parents' assisting camp survivors after the war; his bar mitzvah in 1948; and emigration to the United States in July 1949; assistance from HIAS. Mr. S. discusses the difficult adjustment for his parents and shows photographs.

Author/Creator
S., Gerry, 1935-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
February 2, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Gerry S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2543). 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/4287854
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:04:00
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