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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.

D., Irvin, 1937-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
Interview Date
October 31, 1989.
Chervonoarmiĭsʹk (Ukraine)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
Kraków (Poland)
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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