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Albert H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4045) interviewed by Yannis Thanassekos and Maud Strosberg,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4045

Videotape testimony of Albert H., who was born in 1920 near Liège, Belgium, an only child. He recounts that his grandfather had been a priest but left the order; his father's union activities; German invasion in May 1940; military draft; serving in Charleroi; evacuation to Boulogne-sur-Mer; capture as a prisoner of war; release after a few weeks; marriage; his son's birth in January 1942; joining the Resistance; heading a clandestine press; hiding; living apart from his family in order not to endanger them; committing acts of sabotage; arrest in November 1943; imprisonment and torture; refusing to admit anything; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in winter 1944; harsh conditions including lice, cold, and sleep deprivation; transfer a month later to a very small camp; slave labor constructing cement blocks and digging trenches; escaping with two friends; liberation by Canadian troops days later; repatriation; and recuperating for four months. Mr. H. notes he has nightmares resulting from his experiences.

Author/Creator
H., Albert, 1920-
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1996
Interview Date
April 3 and April 22, 1996.
Locale
Belgium
Germany
Charleroi (Belgium)
Boulogne-sur-Mer (France)
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Albert H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4045). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4676650
Record last modified: 2018-05-29 12:03:00
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