Rabbi Avraham S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-531) interviewed by Dana L. Kline
- New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1984
- Interview Date
- October 29, 1984.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Rabbi Avraham S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-531). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Rabbi Avraham S., who was born in Holland in 1943. Now a prominent rabbi, author, and activist, he describes his experiences through recurring reflections on a memorable telephone conversation with his sister, and he reads several of his own poems and midrashim during the course of the interview. Rabbi S. tells of his parents' decision to place him with non-Jews; his foster families and their relationship to his real parents; his parents' hiding in Holland; his father's postwar search for him; the death of his foster father on the day of the liberation; and the suicide of a cousin with whom he closely identified. Rabbi S. also discusses his work in reconstructing the Jewish community in Amsterdam; the recent death of his mother; and his relationships with the members of his congregation.