Serge H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3053) interviewed by Ernest Forrai
- Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
- Interview Date
- January 11, 1984.
- 4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Serge H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3053). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Serge H., who was born in Tîrgu Ocna, Romania in 1928, one of two children. He recounts moving to Podu Iloaiei in 1931, then Iași in 1936; antisemitic harassment in school; having his bar mitzvah in their apartment during a violent round-up on June 28, 1941; not being included in the round-up due to the configuration of their housing complex; resuming "normal" life; his father retaining his business through “partnerships” with non-Jews; forced labor digging trenches; his mother's injury during Allied bombings; liberation by Soviet troops in August 1944; moving to Bucharest in October; resuming his education; resisting antisemitic harassment; working in a pharmacy; increasing influence of the Soviet Union; smuggling himself to Budapest via Arad in October 1947, then to Paris via many locations including Vienna and Milan; emigration to Havana in September 1948, then to Canada in September 1949, where his parents and sister eventually joined him.