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Title
Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series
Creator
Holton, Gerald James
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee
Abstract
Holocaust survivor Gerald Holton discusses his experiences during the Holocaust as part of the Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series held during Northeastern University's annual Holocaust Awareness Week. Holton, originally from Vienna, Austria, was a teenager when the Nazis invaded and was sent to England on a Kindertransport along with his brother. The two brothers managed to get their parents to England; Holton later came to America through a program at Wesleyan University. He also speaks about his childhood in Vienna and gives a general overview of the Kindertransports, and answers audience questions. Holton went on to become an award-winning physicist and philosopher of science.
Title
Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series transcript. Gerald Holton. 2019
Alternative Title
Gerald Holton : 2019
Creator
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.), Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee (Creator)
Contributor
Holton, Gerald James (Speaker)
Language
English
Date created
2019
Type of resource
Text
Genre
Transcripts
Format
Abstract/Description
Holocaust survivor Gerald Holton discusses his experiences during the Holocaust as part of the Philip N. Backstrom Survivor Lecture Series held during Northeastern University's annual Holocaust Awareness Week. Holton, originally from Vienna, Austria, was a teenager when the Nazis invaded and was sent to England on a Kindertransport along with his brother. The two brothers managed to get their parents to England; Holton later came to America through a program at Wesleyan University. He also speaks about his childhood in Vienna and gives a general overview of the Kindertransports, and answers audience questions. Holton went on to become an award-winning physicist and philosopher of science.
Notes
Gerald Holton's talk was given April 3, 2019
Related item
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee records (A67)
Holocaust awareness series. Backstrom Holocaust survivors speakers series ; 2019
Subjects and keywords
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives
England
Vienna (Austria)
Holton, Gerald James
Kindertransport
child survivor
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Location
Northeastern University Library
Archives and Special Collections (A67)
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