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Irvin D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1333) interviewed by Susan W. Needle and Amy Tanich Shulkin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1333

Videotape testimony of Irvin D., who was born in Radzivilov, Poland (Chervonoarmeisk since 1940) in 1937. He tells of the German bombardment on September 1, 1939; ghettoization in April 1942; seeing the elderly shot and some buried alive; escaping with his family; being hidden by a Ukrainian couple with eighteen other Jewish couples; leaving in May 1943 after suspicions were aroused due to the large amount of food purchased; being hidden by a woman beneath a stable in Lv́ov for a year; and coming out of hiding a month after liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. D. recounts being wounded by a grenade; recovering in a hospital; returning to Radzivilov; moving to Kraków in June 1945 to escape pogroms; six months later traveling to Berlin, then Munich; living in a displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States in 1947. He shows slides of his 1987 trip to Ukraine and his reunion with the women who had hidden his family.

Author/Creator
D., Irvin, 1937-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
October 31, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Irvin D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1333). 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/1058036
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:09:00
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