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Julius H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-892) interviewed by Itzik Nakhmen Gottesman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-892

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    Videotape testimony of Julius H., who was born in Częstochowa, Poland in 1918 to a family of six children. He tells of the anti-Jewish atmosphere in Częstochowa; antisemitic incidents increasing after 1933; membership in the Zionist organization Gordonyah; German invasion; escaping mass killings; anti-Jewish regulations; ghettoization; harsh conditions and slave labor; actions of the Judenrat; recovery from typhus; and liquidation of the hospital. Mr. H. details hiding his parents and sister in a bunker; liquidation of the ghetto; selection for slave labor in factories in the remaining "small ghetto"; underground resistance activities; deportations of the elderly and children; the killings of his mother and younger brother; unsuccessful attempts to save his sister and brother-in-law from deportation; his father's deportation; work in HASAG; liberation by Soviet troops; learning his sister was in the British zone in Germany; fleeing with his brother to Germany; staying at Föhrenwald with their sister; emigration to the United States; and his marriage. He discusses the psychological effects of his experiences and his belief in the pervasiveness of antisemitism in the world.
    H., Julius, 1918-
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
    Interview Date
    May 4, 1987.
    Częchostowa (Poland)
    Cite As
    Julius H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-892). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gottesman, Itzik Nakhmen, interviewer.
    This testimony is in Yiddish.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 58 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.

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