Henry S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3433) interviewed by Raymond Kaplan and Margot Brandes
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1996
- Interview Date
- April 12, 1996.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Henry S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3433). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Henry S., who was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1924. He recalls his family's relative affluence; their strong German identity; antisemitic harassment in school; transferring to the Philanthropin, a Jewish school; his family applying to emigrate to the United States in summer 1938; his father's arrest on Kristallnacht and incarceration in Buchenwald; his release five weeks later providing he left the country; his emigration to England; Henry S.'s emigration with his mother and sister to the United States in February 1940 (his father preceded them); assistance from HIAS; and military service in North Africa and Italy. Mr. S. notes his father never recovered from his Buchenwald experience and leaving Germany impoverished.