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Matthew T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2349) interviewed by Helen Katz and Susan Millen,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2349

Videotape testimony of Matthew T., who was born in 1920, and grew up in Łomża, Poland. He details Jewish life; his education; antisemitism; his mother's death when he was twelve; his father's remarriage; German invasion; a twenty day confinement in an open field; return to Łomża; and Soviet occupation. Mr. T. recounts painting posters and translating for the Soviets; joining the Komsomol; working in Baranavichy and Jedwabne; fleeing the German invasion; working in Ukraine, Tashkent, Leninpol, Dzhambul and Kuibyshev (now Samara); and using his artistic talent in several places to promote the Soviet Union. He describes returning to Poland after the war; living near Katowice, then Kielce; visiting Łomża where he learned his family had perished; living in a displaced persons camp near Kassel; emigrating to join relatives in the United States; his career; and marriage. Mr. T. discusses his trip to Łomża in 1981; reluctance to share his experiences with his children; his artistic accomplishments; and shows family photographs.

Author/Creator
T., Matthew, 1920-2005.
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
July 14, 1993.
Locale
Łomża (Poland)
Jedwabne (Poland)
Ukraine
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Kielce (Poland)
Zhambyl (Zhambyl oblysy, Kazakhstan)
Baranavichy (Belarus)
Samara (Russia)
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Matthew T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2349). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1072615
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