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Martin L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1467) interviewed by Barbara McPherson and Adele Rice Nudel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1467

Videotape testimony of Martin L., who was born in Poland in 1914. He recalls his religious upbringing; discharge from the Polish army in 1938 after eighteen months service; recall in 1939; capture by Germans; escaping the mass shooting of his company; recapture and internment in Kutno as a non-Jewish prisoner of war; receiving false papers from a former schoolmate, which enabled him to continue to pose as a non-Jew; witnessing German soldiers set fire to a Jewish man; escaping to the Soviet zone; imprisonment as a spy by the Soviets; release by a Jewish colonel; a brief reunion with his family; enlisting in the Soviet army; learning of the liquidation of the Jews, including his family; visiting his hometown in 1944; and reporting neighbors who had killed his parents and sister. He recounts living in a displaced persons camp in Germany; emigration to the United States in 1948; and marriage to a woman he had met in a displaced persons camp.

Author/Creator
L., Martin, 1914-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
Interview Date
February 4, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Martin L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1467). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1089237
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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