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Henry H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1116) interviewed by Frances Proctor Cohen and Barbara Hadley Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1116

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Henry H., who was born in Zawiercie, Poland, in 1919. Mr. H. describes his youth in a family of eight children; German occupation of Zawiercie; implementation of antisemitic measures; ghettoization in 1941; deportation of some 2,000 Jews (including his mother and a brother) in 1942; hiding in the ghetto; and his deportation to Birkenau with other family members in August 1943. He recounts the selection resulting in the deaths of his sisters; transport with a brother to F├╝nfteichen; posing as an electrician; suffering from extreme hunger; receiving smuggled food from his brother; an SS man who helped prolong his recuperative stay in the infirmary; antisemitism of other prisoner groups; transfer with his brother to Ebensee in early 1945; and his brother's death on liberation day. He recalls living with another brother in Munich after the war; visiting the United States in 1950; returning to Munich in 1951 to marry; and returning permanently to New York in 1952.
    Author/Creator
    H., Henry, 1919-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
    Interview Date
    October 26, 1988.
    Locale
    Poland
    Zawiercie
    Munich (Germany)
    Zawiercie (Poland)
    Cite As
    Henry H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1116). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Cohen, Frances Proctor, interviewer.
    Katz, Barbara Hadley, interviewer.
    Notes
    Associated material: Moishe H. Holocaust testimony [brother] (HVT-2088), Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 56 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    Mutual aid.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/972031
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:
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