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Paul D. edited testimony (HVT-8041)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-8041

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.

Author/Creator
D., Paul, 1935-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1985
Interview Date
1985.
Language
English
External Link
Online video
https://youtu.be/aCe36F4VzW0
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/7168107
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