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Walter S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2739) interviewed by Bernice Denmark and Evelyn Lowy,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2739

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    Videotape testimony of Walter S., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1923. He recalls his family's affluence; their immersion in cultural activities; increasing Nazi influence leading to his expulsion from Boy Scouts; joining a Zionist youth group which provided positive experiences; the Anschluss; he and his mother visiting every embassy, hoping to emigrate; his sister moving to England in fall 1938; being stripped of all rights by the Nuremberg laws; hiding in his maternal grandmother's villa during Kristallnacht; his arrest in a round-up; his father obtaining his release through the Nazi manager of his business; sailing for the United States on the Queen Mary from England with his parents and sister; other relatives joining them; and enlisting in the United States Navy. Mr. S. notes his father's five sisters and their families were all killed. He shows documents.
    S., Walter, 1923-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1994
    Interview Date
    December 16, 1994.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Walter S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2739). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Denmark, Bernice, interviewer.
    Lowy, Evelyn, interviewer.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Nuremberg laws.
    Crystal Night, 1938.

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