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Herbert S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-613) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Deborah Benson

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-613

Videotape testimony of Herbert S., who was born in Hagen, Germany in 1923. He recalls his childhood; the lack of conspicuous antisemitism until 1933; and encounters with antisemitism in gymnasium. He recalls wartime forced labor in a factory; anti-Jewish restrictions; and being exempted from deportation twice before he and his parents went voluntarily to Terezín in 1942. He recounts friction between Jews of various nationalities in the camp; his transport to Auschwitz in 1944; and his observations there. He tells of his transfer to Buchenwald later in 1944; his work in a munitions factory near Leipzig; being shot during an escape attempt; and liberation during his convalescence in a Czech hospital. Mr. S. also recalls his postwar reunion with his mother in Terezín.

Author/Creator
S., Herbert, 1923-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
Interview Date
August 13, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Herbert S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-613). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.