Terrence D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-203) interviewed by Dori Laub, Laurel Vlock, and Geoffrey H. Hartman
- New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
- Interview Date
- May 3, 1980.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Terrence D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-203). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Terrence D., a professor at Colgate University who was born in Effingham, Illinois in 1939. He describes his first awareness of the Holocaust as a child; his own childhood experience of loss and displacement; his undergraduate and graduate concern with martyred heroes in literature; his interest in factual accounts of personal experience in extreme situations; and his authorship of The Survivor: An Anatomy of Life in the Death Camps. He discusses the post-Holocaust need for new definitions of conventional terms such as conscience, dignity, and witness and details the extremes of evil and goodness which emerged in the camps. He relates his experiences with teaching Holocaust literature and techniques for introducing the subject to various age groups. Mr. D. also expresses his admiration of and respect for Holocaust survivors.