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Paul K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-393) interviewed by Allen Binstock,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-393

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    Videotape testimony of Paul K., who was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1933, the youngest of three children. He recounts a happy family life; German invasion in 1940; anti-Jewish regulations, including wearing the yellow star; his brother and sister receiving notices to report for forced labor; their departure; his mother placing him in hiding with assistance from the underground; living with a non-Jewish family friend (Celine); being baptized; attending Catholic school and church; arrest; Red Cross transfer to a children's home outside Brussels; deportation of the older children; transfer to another location; escaping in 1944 with assistance from the underground; placement with a family; liberation by British troops; returning to Brussels with Celine; living with her, then his godmother; testifying against a collaborator; returning to Judaism despite his affinity for Catholicism; his bar mitzvah; emigration to the United States in 1954; military service in Germany; and an unsuccessful attempt to receive reparations. Mr. K. discusses learning none of his family had survived; continuing warm relations with Celine and her family; and sharing his experiences with his children.
    K., Paul, 1933-
    Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
    Interview Date
    August 14, 1984.
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Cite As
    Paul K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-393). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Binstock, Allen, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 33 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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