Abraham U. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1635) interviewed by Myra Katz and Roberta Kahn
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
- Interview Date
- January 27, 1991.
- 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.
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.