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Larry L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1489) interviewed by Bob Jacobson and Elanore L. Lampner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1489

Videotape testimony of Larry L., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1931. He recalls ghettoization; extreme hunger; escape; living on the streets and stealing food; returning to the ghetto in 1942 to be with his family; fleeing with his sister during the Jewish uprising in 1943 (he never saw his parents and brother again); hiding in bunkers and apartments; separation from his sister; posing as a Catholic and working in Częstochowa and Kozlov; receiving assistance from Polish friends of his family; and liberation in January 1945. Mr. L. describes returning to Warsaw; finding his sister; living in a Jewish orphanage in Otwock; Zionist organizations which smuggled him to a displaced persons camp in Germany; an attempt at illegal emigration to Palestine; interdiction by the British and incarceration in Cyprus; entering Palestine in 1947; joining the Haganah, then the Israeli army; and marriage to an American in 1959. He reflects upon his sense of regret at never having been a child and the impact of the Holocaust on his personality.

L., Larry, 1931-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989 and 1990
Interview Date
December 17, 1989 and January 7, 1990.
Kozlov (Ukraine)
Warsaw (Poland)
Otwock (Poland)
Częstochowa (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Larry L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1489). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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