Henry S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-329) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz
- Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1983
- Interview Date
- August 9, 1983.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in.VHS dub; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Henry S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-329). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Henry S., who was born in 1934 in Paris, France, the only child of Polish immigrants. He recalls boarding outside Paris since his parents both worked; their weekend visits; his father enlisting in the French military in 1939, partially to obtain French citizenship; his father's decommission after French surrender; he and his mother joining him in Montrabé; attending school; his father's military friends warning them in summer 1942 that Jews would be rounded-up; crossing to Spain; assistance from the Joint in Barcelona; HIAS sponsoring his emigration to the United States (his parents remained); joining an uncle and aunt in Philadelphia; learning his parents were in Havana; meeting friends from Paris in New York (he is still in touch with them); his parents' arrival in April 1946; and obtaining his Ph.D. Mr. S. discusses sharing his experiences with his wife and son; his concern for human rights, optimism, and flexibility, perhaps resulting from his experiences; visits to France, of which he has only pleasant memories; and the murder of many relatives in the Holocaust.