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Wolf Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2187) interviewed by Helen Katz and Joanne Weiner Rudof

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2187

Videotape testimony of Wolf Z., who was born in Chmielnik, Poland in 1923. He recalls attending public and Jewish schools; extreme poverty; poor relations between Jews and Christians; German invasion; forced labor at Pruszków, the Kraków airport, Płaszów, Gross Rosen, Falkenberg, and Ludwigsdorf; the routine hangings and shootings in Płaszów, where he was a tailor; learning to be an electrician from Hungarian inmates in Falkenberg; transfer to Ebensee; and liberation. Mr. Z. recounts traveling to Italy to attempt emigration to Palestine; reunion with his twin brother; living with his twin in the Zeilsheim displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States. Mr. Z. discusses his belief that Jews should not segregate themselves and live differently from others around them.

Z., Wolf, 1923-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
July 21, 1993.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Wolf Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2187). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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