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Hans R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2597) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2597

Videotape testimony of Hans R., who was born in the Netherlands in 1937. He recalls sensing that his father understood the danger of the Nazi occupation; being taken away from his parents by their maid to go into hiding in 1942; living with three different families; learning to read and write from another Jewish boy in the second hiding place; two years in the third placement (his parents hid elsewhere); liberation in May 1945 by Canadian troops; reunion with his parents; his family being blocked from reclaiming their property; public, humiliating punishment of Dutch women who consorted with the German men; involvement in Habonim; recently participating in the Hidden Children conference; becoming a psychoanalyst in order to help himself and others; emotional difficulties associated with the recollection of his experiences; and maintaining contact with his foster family.

Author/Creator
R., Hans, 1937-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
May 30, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Hans R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2597). 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/4288291
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:07:00
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