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Irving C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2816) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2816

Videotape testimony of Irving C., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1915. He describes a childhood of extreme poverty; working as a tailor; German occupation; slave labor and beatings; fleeing to Białystok; staying with his sister and brother in a synagogue; meeting his future wife and her father; registering to go to the Soviet Union; traveling with his brother, sister, future wife, and her father in cattle cars to Omsk; his marriage; living in barracks on the outskirts of Omsk; hard labor, then working as a tailor; his daughter's birth; a year's military service in Kalachinsk; returning to Omsk; traveling with his wife and her father to Poland in 1945; learning neither his nor his wife's relatives survived; and having to place their daughter in an orphanage while living in a kibbutz in Wrocław. Mr. C. describes smuggling across the Soviet border to Czechoslovakia; living in a displaced persons camp in Austria; transfer to other camps in Lechfeld and Augsburg; and emigration to the United States.

Author/Creator
C., Irving, 1915-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
Interview Date
March 30, 1995.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Irving C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2816). 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/1091684
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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