Hans R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2597) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 30, 1991.
- 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.
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.