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Solomon L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3261) interviewed by Sara Moss Herz and Barbara Hadley Katz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3261

Videotape testimony of Solomon L., who was born in Arnhem, Netherlands in 1924. He recalls German invasion in May 1940; anti-Jewish measures; expulsion from public school; attending a Jewish school; his father's arrest in October 1941 (he never saw him again); his older brother hiding with a Dutch physician to avoid deportation; he and his mother joining his brother in hiding in September 1942; having to move to the attic of the doctor's housekeeper's home; constant fear of discovery; and liberation by Canadian troops in April 1945. Mr. L. describes learning of his father's death in Mauthausen; his mother losing their business; emigrating to the United States; and his mother joining him one year later. He discusses his unhappiness, loneliness, and insomnia resulting from the war years, and visiting their rescuers' family when traveling to Holland. He shows documents and family photographs.

L., Solomon, 1924-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1996
Interview Date
April 12, 1996.
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Solomon L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3261). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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