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David W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-667) interviewed by Jeffrey S. Winter

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-667

Videotape testimony of David W., who was born in Poland in 1927. He recalls attending public school for five years; a boycott of Jewish stores and harassment of Jews in school; his father's death in the spring of 1939; German invasion; deportation to a labor camp; recovering from typhus; and transfer to Auschwitz. He recounts two years in Birkenau; seeing piles of corpses; cruel kapos; meeting a man who was castrated there; emotional numbness; volunteering in order to leave Birkenau; clearing bombed buildings in Warsaw after the ghetto uprising; transport to Dachau, then Mühldorf; and liberation by American troops. Mr. W. describes living in Diessen am Ammersee for four years; reunion with his sister and a cousin; emigrating to the United States; and sharing his experiences with his children.

Author/Creator
W., David, 1927-
Published
Des Moines, Iowa : Des Moines Holocaust Survivors Project, 1985
Interview Date
November 18, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
David W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-667). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.