Paul D. edited testimony (HVT-8041)
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1985
- Interview Date
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- 4 copies: 3/4 in. master; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration dub; and 1/2 in. VHS.
- Cite As
- Paul D. Edited Testimony (HVT-8041), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Illustrating his recollections with photographs, Paul D., a child survivor from Humenné, Slovakia, describes an early childhood full of love and warmth in spite of the death of his father when he was three years old. With evident pride in his own resourcefulness and that of the adults who cared for him, he relates his wartime experiences of flight, hiding, and living "on the Aryan side" in the manner of an adventure story, though it is told against the backdrop of the disappearances and deaths of family members - grandfather, favorite cousin, beloved stepfather - until only he and his mother remain. During a recent period of despondency, overcome by the feeling that many people from his childhood live only in his memory, Mr. D. told his son about these people. He is now confident they will live in his son's memory as well.