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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1635

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    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.
    U., Abraham, 1911-
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
    Interview Date
    January 27, 1991.
    Gręboszów (Poland)
    Tarnów (Województwo Małopolskie, Poland)
    Lut︠s︡ʹk (Ukraine)
    Baranów Sandomierski (Poland)
    Cite As
    Abraham U. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1635). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Katz, Myra, interviewer.
    Kahn, Roberta, interviewer.
    Additional published material is available in the repository.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub, and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 35 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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