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Harry E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4362) interviewed by Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4362

Videotape testimony of Harry E., a non-Jew, who was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1921. He recalls employment in the immigration section of the Department of Justice in 1938; assisting his supervisor in Antwerp, Belgium on the St. Louis, when it returned to Europe (Holland had agreed to take a portion of the Jewish refugees); passengers passing him notes attempting to document connections to Holland; his supervisor choosing those who had high numbers for emigration elsewhere to minimize their stays in Holland; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions, including wearing the star; some non-Jews wearing it in protest; learning of friends who had hidden Jews; being sent as a civilian forced laborer to Munich in November 1944; assignment to a BMW factory; working with prisoners who had been in Dachau; sneaking food to them; visiting home with false papers in January; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. E. notes meeting a survivor of the St. Louis (Jules W.) in the United States. He shows documents and photographs relating to the St. Louis.

Author/Creator
E., Harry, 1921-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1980
Interview Date
July 16, 1980.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Harry E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4362). 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/8117726
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 16:44:00
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