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Edward H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2513) interviewed by David Krakow and Margot Brandes

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2513

Videotape testimony of Edward H., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1928. He recalls expulsion from school in 1938 due to anti-Jewish laws; his father's nine-day incarceration in Sachsenhausen after Kristallnacht; leaving by ship for Cuba in April 1939; returning upon hearing of the St. Louis; departure for Shanghai on August 20; the ship returning to Bremerhaven due to the war; his father and brother smuggling themselves to Antwerp; remaining in Cologne with his mother; their illegal journey to Antwerp; his father's and brother's incarceration as enemy aliens; his mother's death; his brother's release; assistance from a German family friend in escaping to Paris with his brother; smuggling themselves to the unoccupied zone; assistance from the French boy scouts; living in Marseille; their father's transfer to Les Milles; living in an OSE children's home; visiting his brother; attempting to visit their father prior to his deportation (they never saw him again); his brother being smuggled to Switzerland in September 1942 with help from the scouts; being smuggled to Switzerland by OSE with a group of children in April 1943; living in a children's home; attending a Benedictine school, then engineering school in Geneva; emigration to the United States in 1948; and his brother joining him in 1949.

Author/Creator
H., Edward, 1928-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
Interview Date
December 17, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Edward H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2513). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296852
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