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Wadja K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1408) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1408

Videotape testimony of Wadja K., who was born in Granice, Poland in 1896. He recalls the first World War; Germans confiscating food in 1915 and 1916; working on road construction; his family's move to Żelechów; working briefly in Warsaw; returning home; working with his father making leather boots; marriage; six weeks compulsory army service; participation in the Jewish Worker's Party; and attending their night school classes. Mr. K. describes emigrating to Luxembourg in 1928 to escape antisemitism; visiting his parents in Poland in 1935; assisting his brother to emigrate to Argentina (another brother already had); German invasion in June 1940; anti-Jewish regulations; escaping to Lisbon, Portugal in October 1940; and emigration nine months later to Argentina to join his brothers. Mr. K. shows documents and photographs.

Author/Creator
K., Wadja, 1896-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1990
Interview Date
July 13, 1990.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
This testimony is in Spanish.
Wadja K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1408). 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/1091650
Record last modified: 2015-03-27 09:23:00
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