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Stanley R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1780) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Gabriele Schiff,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1780

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    Videotape testimony of Stanley R., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1934. Mr. R. recalls his assimilated home; his German governess; German invasion; his father's and uncle's flight to the Soviet Union; moving with his mother to his uncle's home in Wieliczka; the horror of witnessing a building being burned containing Jewish adults and children; their return to Kraków using false papers; his mother working as a domestic; SS confiscation of her employer's home; his mother continuing to work there while hiding him in a closet for six months; being smuggled to Bratislava with his mother, an aunt, and a cousin in winter 1942; traveling to Budapest; hiding with non-Jews until liberation; traveling to a displaced persons camp in Vienna with help from HIAS; moving to Paris; separation from his mother while recuperating in a sanitarium; their emigration to Montréal in 1949, then the United States in 1952; and marriage in 1961. Mr. R. discusses learning of his father's death in Auschwitz; his children's sensitivity about the Holocaust; and his ambivalence about Germany. He shows photographs.
    R., Stanley, 1934-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    April 16, 1991.
    Kraków (Poland)
    Wieliczka (Poland)
    Bratislava (Slovakia)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Paris (France)
    Montréal (Québec)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Stanley R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1780). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Strochlic, Kathy, interviewer.
    Schiff, Gabriele, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 21 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

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