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William S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2630) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Jeffrey Atlas,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2630

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    Summary
    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.
    Author/Creator
    S., William, 1937-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    May 16, 1993.
    Locale
    Vienna (Austria)
    Austria
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Belgium
    Cite As
    William S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2630). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Atlas, Jeffrey, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 44 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4296936
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:28:00
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