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Haim S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4079) interviewed by Yannis Thanassekos and Michel Rosenfeldt

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4079

Videotape testimony of Haim S., who was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1923. In addition to information included in a previously recorded testimony, he recounts the importance of singing to his family; his bar mitzvah; briefly fleeing to Toulouse at the German invasion; participating in Gordonyah; singing for extra food in the camps; public hangings; being raped by a German kapo; and his mother and sisters returning from Turkey after the war with Red Cross assistance. Mr. S. discusses reciting poetry and mentally calculating equations as a coping mechanism in the camps; continuing behaviors resulting from his camp experiences; his postwar political development leading him to embrace socialism; his marriages; continuing his education and his academic career in France; focusing on Sephardic languages and culture; and sharing his experiences with his son.

Author/Creator
S., Haim, 1923-
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 1998
Interview Date
January 19 and 20, 1998.
Language
French
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Haim S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4079). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4677206
Record last modified: 2016-11-22 15:29:00
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