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Henry S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-329) interviewed by Sarah Moskovitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-329

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.

Author/Creator
S., Henry, 1934-
Published
Northridge, Calif. : Child Survivor Archive at California State University, Northridge, 1983
Interview Date
August 9, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293425
Record last modified: 2012-08-23 15:16:00
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