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Henni S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1318) interviewed by Helen Katz and Frances Proctor Cohen,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1318

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    Videotape testimony of Henni S., who was born in Dobromilʹ, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (now Ukraine), in 1906. Mrs. S. tells of her family's move to Holland in 1921; her marriage during a visit to Przemyśl, Poland; the birth of her son in 1929; separation from her husband and son (both of whom she never saw again) when the war began while she was visiting her family in 1939; leaving Brussels on the last train to Paris in May 1940; fleeing to Marseille; living in Italian-occupied Barcelonnette for a year; and paying a guide to take her and others into Switzerland. She relates capture and incarceration at the border; her release and return to Barcelonnette; Italian capitulation; walking over the Alps with 2,000 other Jews to Entracque; narrowly escaping German capture; living with a journalist in Turin; staying with a fascist student; hiding in a farmer's field; and returning to liberated France. She recalls reunion with her brother; discovering the fate of her husband, son, and mother; her second marriage and residence in London; and emigration to America in 1959.
    S., Henni, 1906-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1990
    Interview Date
    May 16, 1990.
    Dobromylʹ (Ukraine)
    Przemyśl (Poland)
    Brussels (Belgium)
    Paris (France)
    Marseille (France)
    Barcelonnette (France)
    Turin (Italy)
    Cite As
    Henni S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1318). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Katz, Helen, interviewer.
    Cohen, Frances Proctor, interviewer.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Husband Death.

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