Serge H. testimony 2010 [video recording]
Date of Recording27 October 2010
Duration1h 2m 0.0s
SynopsisSerge H. was born in Tîrgu Ocna, Romania on July 23, 1928. He describes his family, childhood, and religious upbringing. He describes the Jewish community and changes as a result of anti-Jewish laws. He discusses the change in political leadership of Romania in 1941 and mass killings. He describes witnessing violence during an uprising. He recalls hiding in a gated housing compound and being saved from a roundup. Serge discusses learning the experience of his uncle and cousins. He describes returning home and his family’s experience until the end of the war. He recalls lining up for food and rationing. He recalls the Russian occupation. He describes changes as a result of the Communist government. He recalls attending University in Bucharest. He describes fleeing Romania. Serge describes immigrating to Montreal in 1950. Serge discusses difficulties with settling in Montreal and describes his family’s post-war life. He discusses the decision to share his Holocaust experience.
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.