Peter S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2276) interviewed by Steven Paul Cohen
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1992
- Interview Date
- June 16, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Peter S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2276). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Peter S., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1938. He recounts moving to Prague with his parents in 1933, then to Amsterdam in 1938; attending a Dutch school; German invasion; anti-Jewish measures including expulsion from school, wearing the star, and having to move; obtaining Ecuadorian passports from relatives in Sweden; deportation to Westerbork in January 1944, then to Bergen-Belsen three months later; forced labor in a shoe commando; deteriorating conditions after prisoners arrived from Auschwitz; their transfer, three months prior to war's end, to Algeria as part of a South American prisoner exchange due to their Ecuadorian passports; and emigration to the United States. Mr. S. notes he and his parents survived because they left Germany prior to the war, and that his grandmother perished in Theresienstadt.