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Aaron W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-903) interviewed by Susanna Neuman and Pam Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-903

Videotape testimony of Aaron W., who was born in Międzyrzecz, Poland in 1914. He describes his family and their brush business; ghettoization; forced labor; mass killings and deportations including family members; being hidden for a short time by a volksdeutsch whom his brother paid; transport to Majdanek; encountering his brother who was killed soon after; transfer after three months to Auschwitz where he spent time in Birkenau and Monowitz; becoming seriously ill; efforts of one doctor to help him recover; undergoing surgery without anaesthesia; dreaming of his mother for which he credits his desire to survive; the January 1945 death march to Gleiwitz; and liberation by Soviets. Mr. W. recalls returning to Międzyrzecz; emigrating to the United States by way of Austria and Italy; marriage to another survivor; and talking of his experiences with his children. He recites a Yiddish poem written immediately after his liberation.

Author/Creator
W., Aaron, 1914-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
May 18, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Aaron W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-903). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1055925
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:09:00
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