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Henry S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3107) interviewed by Fay Davis

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3107

Videotape testimony of Harry S., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1921, one of two children. He recounts attending school; his older brother's death from illness; the Anschluss; expropriation of his father's business; antisemitic harassment; his father obtaining visas for Panama through his brother in Holland; traveling to Amsterdam; German invasion in 1940; working at a rubber plant; a general strike in 1941; hiding during a raid (several friends were captured and deported); traveling illegally to Belgium with a group of friends; his parents joining him; being smuggled with a group to Paris, Dijon, then Chalon-sur-Saône; separation from his parents (they were deported and killed); returning to Belgium; being hidden by Dutch anti-Nazis, then the underground in over seventy-five locations, including Brussels; serving as a courier for the underground in Antwerp; meeting his future wife; liberation; marriage in Antwerp in 1947; living in Amsterdam; his son's birth; emigration to Canada in 1951; and the births of two more children. He shows documents and photographs.

Author/Creator
S., Henry, 1921-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1983
Interview Date
August 10, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Henry S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3107). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.