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Peter S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2276) interviewed by Steven Paul Cohen

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2276

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.

Author/Creator
S., Peter, 1928-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1992
Interview Date
June 16, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.