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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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    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.
    S., William, 1937-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    May 16, 1993.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Brussels (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

    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.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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