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Abraham U. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1635) interviewed by Myra Katz and Roberta Kahn

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1635

Videotape testimony of Abraham U., who was born in Gręboszów, Poland in 1911, the youngest of seven children. He recalls apprenticing as a tailor in 1926; working in Tarnów; returning to Gręboszów when the Germans invaded; fleeing to Lut︠s︡ʹk; returning to Gręboszów after one year; seeing his mother prior to her death from cancer; earning extra food working as a tailor for the police; being warned of a round-up by the police chief; escaping to Baranów; and brief protection from round-ups by a non-Jewish friend. Mr. U. recounts severe conditions and slave labor in Biesiadka; being beaten after a local farmer gave them food; evacuation to Pustków; transport to Auschwitz in the summer of 1943; transfer to Gleiwitz in 1944; being beaten for stealing food from a German officer's rabbits; evacuation to Blechhammer in late 1944; liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Baranów; learning his family had all been killed; emigration to the United States in 1949, and marriage in 1951.

Author/Creator
U., Abraham, 1911-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
Interview Date
January 27, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub, and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Abraham U. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1635). 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/1089255
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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