Alfred S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-354) interviewed by Sally Weinberg
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- July 23, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Alfred S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-354). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Alfred S., who was born in Vienna, Austria, in approximately 1913. He recounts his father's death in 1925; working with his mother; pervasive antisemitism; deportation to Dachau; forced labor; observing Jewish holidays; transfer to Buchenwald six months later; release due to his future wife obtaining a ticket for Shanghai; selling his ticket because he would not leave his future wife; marriage; emigration to Milan; leaving for Palestine from Sicily; arrival in Banghāzī; incarceration under Italian occupation; being returned to Italy; imprisonment in Naples; transfer to Ferramonti; benign conditions; release; moving to Cortona; his son's birth; reporting twice daily to the police for three years; German invasion; liberation by the Jewish Brigade of the British Army; living in a refugee camp at the Cinecittà movie studio; learning of family deaths from the Red Cross; receiving assistance from clerics in Vatican City; their second child's birth, illness, and death; working in an UNRRA camp; emigration to Bolivia; living in Sucre and La Paz; and emigration to the United States in 1951. Mr. S. discusses his guilt for having left his mother (she did not survive) and writing about his experiences for his son.