Irving C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2816) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- March 30, 1995.
- 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.
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.