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Vladimir H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3528) interviewed by Fraidi Martz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3528

Videotape testimony of Vladimir H., who was born in Vinkovci, Yugoslavia in 1930. He recalls his father's watch-making/jewelry business; attending public school; his older brother attending school in France; being warned to leave in 1939; his father not believing they were in danger; German invasion in April 1940; his father's deportation to Jasenovac (he never saw him again); remaining in their home for a year; a round-up of all Jews from which children were allowed to go to relatives elsewhere (he never saw his mother again); with his sister, living with cousins in Osijek, then Djakovo; their return to Vinkovci; hiding with their housekeeper, then with her sister in Vukovar; working on their farm; liberation by partisans; returning home; living in their house with help from the housekeeper; their brother's return; his caring for them for two years; his return to Switzerland; and emigration to Israel by himself in 1949, then to Canada four years later. He discusses sharing his story with his daughter; hardly remembering his parents; and anger at Holocaust deniers. He shows photographs.

H., Vladimir, 1930-
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1996
Interview Date
March 13, 1996.
Vinkovci (Croatia)
Osijek (Croatia)
Vukovar (Croatia)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Vladimir H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3528). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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