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Nathan K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2745) interviewed by Norman Demick and Estelle Kandel,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2745

Videotape testimony of Nathan K., who was born in Radom, Poland in 1923 to a family of six children. He recounts a happy family life before the German occupation in 1939; deportation to Lublin in 1940; forced labor digging trenches in Ciechanów; escaping with an inmate to the Soviet border; their arrest by the Soviets; imprisonment for eleven months in Lv́iv and Berestechko; three months in Zolochiv prison; transport to Starobelśk; working on the barges in Vorkuta; being wounded while serving in the Soviet army; and his imprisonment until 1948. Mr. K. describes returning to Radom in 1948; learning no one from his family had survived; marriage; working as a tailor in Łódź; emigration with his wife and son to Israel in 1957; learning his sisters had, in fact, survived and lived in Baltimore; emigrating to the United States; and his subsequent life.

Author/Creator
K., Nathan, 1923-
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1993
Interview Date
November 21, 1993.
Locale
Soviet Union
Poland
Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie, Poland)
Lublin (Poland)
L'viv (Ukraine)
Berestechko (Ukraine)
Zolochiv (Lv́ivsḱa oblast,́ Ukraine)
Starobilʹsʹk (Ukraine)
Vorkuta (Komi, Russia)
Łódź (Poland)
Ciechanów (Poland)
Israel
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nathan K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2745). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale Univesity Library.