William S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2630) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Jeffrey Atlas
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 16, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- William S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2630). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of William S., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1937. He recounts his parents sending him to Brussels after the Germans came (he never saw them again); being hidden by a non-Jewish family; severe food shortages; liberation; living in orphanages; studying Judaism and Hebrew for the first time; a sparse diet; difficulty learning; visits from his mother's best friend; emigration to the United States when he was fifteen to join his father's sister; attending a yeshiva; continuing learning difficulties; working as a messenger; and marriage in 1973. Mr. S. discusses emotional reunions with friends from the orphanages on a recent European visit; continuing problems resulting from childhood malnourishment; his sense of loneliness and isolation; and the importance of contacts with fellow orphans. He shows photographs.