Stephen L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1968) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1995
- Interview Date
- October 23, 1995.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Stephen L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1968). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Stephen L., who was born in Berlin, Germany to a Jewish father and Protestant mother. He recalls his mother's death in 1931; living in a Jewish orphanage; his father's two month incarceration in Oranienburg; his bar mitzvah; his father's remarriage to a Jewish woman in 1938; violent harassment by Hitler youth; Kristallnacht; his father losing his business; his parents sending him to France; attending public school; German invasion in 1940; Quakers transporting his group to unoccupied territory; assistance from OSE and ORT; learning from the Red Cross that his parents had reached the United States; his parents obtaining a visa for him; living with a family in Marseille; arrival in the United States in 1942; joining the U.S. military in March 1943; training as an interpreter for army intelligence; being shipped to England; assignment to the 6th division; moving through France to Germany; liberating Buchenwald; leaving shortly thereafter; and returning to the U.S. in late 1945. Mr. L. discusses his continuing nightmares and hostility toward his biological mother's family who did nothing to help him. He shows documents.