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Italo S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3769) interviewed by Frances Cohen and...

Author: S., Italo, 1922- 
Title: Italo S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3769) [videorecording] interviewed by Frances Cohen and Dana L. Kline, August 11, 1998. 
Published: New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1998. 
Description: 1 videorecording (1 hr., 39 min.) : col. 
 

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Notes: Additional puslished material is available in the repository.
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding. 
Summary: Videotape testimony of Italo S., who was born in Gallarate, Italy in 1922. He recounts his family's deep roots in Pitigliano (he had his bar mitzvah there); complete absence of antisemitism prior to 1938; anti-Jewish laws resulting in his expulsion from school; attending a Jewish high school in Milan; studying with Nathan Cassuto; attending a Jewish community-organized university in 1941; draft into labor service in October 1942; being sent to a farm; a manager allowing him to return to school in Milan (he commuted from Gallarate); Allied bombing of Milan; being warned by non-Jews to leave in September, 1943; train travel with his family to Ancona to find his brother's friend; being denied shelter in a basilica; his brother's Catholic client finding an apartment for them; living under his protection for nine months (he was a fascist leader); vouching for him after the Allies arrived; returning to Gallarate in spring 1945; finishing his studies in Milan; attending MIT; receiving his Ph.D. in 1951; and marriage to an American woman. Mr. S. discusses restoration of the synagogue in Pitigliano with funds left by his brother, and Italian Jewish cultural uniqueness. He shows photographs. 
In: Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. 
Cite as: Italo S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3769). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library. 
Subjects (Library of Congress): S., Italo, 1922-
Cassuto, Nathan, 1909-1945?
Holocaust survivors.
Video tapes.
Men.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish.
World War, 1939-1945--Children.
Family.
Gallarate (Italy)
Pitigliano (Grosseto, Italy)
Milan (Italy)
Ancona (Italy) 
Subjects (Local Yale): Child survivors.
Hiding.
Aid by non-Jews.
Postwar experiences. 
Type of Material: Oral histories. 
Also listed under: Cohen, Frances, interviewer.
Kline, Dana L., interviewer. 



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