Edward H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2513) interviewed by David Krakow and Margot Brandes
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
- Interview Date
- December 17, 1993.
- 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.
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.