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Joseph H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4308) interviewed by Rik Hemmerijckx

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4308

Videotape testimony of Joseph H., a Catholic, who was born in Turnhout, Belgium in 1922. He recalls moving to Brussels after middle school; attending an elite Catholic school; German invasion; fleeing briefly to France; working for the Red Cross; meeting members of the Resistance; working as a resistance courier; arrest in May 1944; incarceration in Antwerp; transfer to Buchenwald, then shortly thereafter to Dora; working in the hospital where he could help many other prisoners; transfer to Ellrich; public hanging of a prisoner who had cannibalized a corpse; transfer to Oranienberg; evacuation; liberation from a death march by United States troops; repatriation by the Red Cross; marriage in 1947; and taking over his father's business. Mr. H. discusses the prisoner hierarchy in camps. He shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
H., Joseph, 1922-
Published
Brussels, Belgium : Fondation Auschwitz, 2002
Interview Date
July 2, 2002.
Language
Dutch
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Joseph H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4308). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.