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Harry C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3982) interviewed by Zelda Kaplan and Deborah Shelkan Remis

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3982

Videotape testimony of Harry C., who was born in Narvik, Norway, to a British father and Danish mother. He recalls a stepbrother from his father's first marriage; German bombardment; incarceration in Grini for about nine months; his mother's parents bribing a high Nazi official to free them; their "escape" to Copenhagen, with assistance from the underground in both countries (he never saw his father again); being warned of German deportations in fall 1943; departing from Kastrup to Landskrona, Sweden on boats, an underground operation; living in Göteborg until the end of the war; returning to Narvik; moving to Copenhagen due to his mother's illness; his mother's remarriage; moving to Göteborg; his mother's wish that he live in Israel in order to marry a Jewish woman; living on a kibbutz; meeting his future wife, an American; their marriage in the United States in 1963; returning to Israel; and settling in the United States. Mr. C. notes learning that his father, grandfather, and three uncles were deported to Auschwitz together; his brother's death in 1977; his mother's death at age sixty-one; and his sons' lack of interest in his experiences.

Author/Creator
C., Harry, 1939-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1997
Interview Date
May 14, 1997.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Harry C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3982). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.