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Paul C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-507) interviewed by Lee Rosenberg,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-507

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    Videotape testimony of Paul C., who was born in Częstochowa, Poland in 1917 and raised in Kłobuck. He discusses prewar antisemitism; participating in Zionist activites; increasing antisemitism resulting in the decline of his parents' business; German occupation; forced labor as a painter, which gave him special privileges; ghettoization; his marriage in 1941; deportations, including his father and niece; and transport to Blechhammer with his wife. Mr. C. recounts changing names with a friend so he could remain near his wife; experiences in Gräditz and Reichenbach; working while one person recited the Yom Kippur prayers; assistance from people living near one camp; passing messages between camps; and liberation by Soviets troops in May 1945. He recounts his brief return to Poland; emigrating to Germany; accompanying a children's transport to Israel and returning to Germany; and emigration to the United States in 1949.
    C., Paul, 1917-
    Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
    Interview Date
    November 14, 1984.
    Częstochowa (Poland)
    Kłobuck (Poland)
    Cite As
    Paul C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-507). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 9 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Zionist organizations.
    Mutual aid.
    Marriage in Jewish ghettos.

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