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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2349

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    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.
    T., Matthew, 1920-2005.
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
    Interview Date
    July 14, 1993.
    Łomża (Poland)
    Jedwabne (Poland)
    Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
    Kielce (Poland)
    Zhambyl (Zhambyl oblysy, Kazakhstan)
    Baranavichy (Belarus)
    Samara (Russia)
    Cite As
    Matthew T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2349). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Katz, Helen, interviewer.
    Millen, Susan, interviewer.
    Additional written and visual materials are available in the repository.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 47 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Soviet occupation.
    Survivor-child relations.

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