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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2513

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    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.
    H., Edward, 1928-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1993
    Interview Date
    December 17, 1993.
    Berlin (Germany)
    Bremerhaven (Germany)
    Geneva (Switzerland)
    Cologne (Germany)
    Antwerp (Belgium)
    Paris (France)
    Marseille (France)
    Cite As
    Edward H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2513). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Krakow, David, interviewer.
    Brandes, Margot, interviewer.
    Related publication: Jugend auf der Flucht, 1933-1948 : 15 Jahre im Spiegel des Schweizer Hilfswerks für Emigrantenkinder / Mit einem Vorw. von Albert Schweitzer ; Nettie Sutro. -- Zürich : Europa-Verlag, c1952.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 13 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Noncitizens Evacuation and relocation.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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