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Yehuda L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2550) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2550

Videotape testimony of Yehuda L., who was born in Radomyśl Wielki, Poland in 1920. He describes attending a Tarbut school; participating in Zionist activities; working in his parents' business; trying to persuade his parents to flee to Israel after Germany annexed Austria; German invasion; gradual anti-Jewish measures; the role of the Judenrat; the first killings in 1941; hiding during "aktions"; mass killings at the Jewish cemetery in July 1942; his father's deportation to Płaszów; working at the airplane factory in Mielec; hearing about Płaszów's commander Amon Goeth when his father was transferred to Mielec; learning of the Warsaw ghetto and Treblinka uprisings; public hangings; deportation to Flossenbürg; learning of the failed Warsaw uprising from Polish prisoners in September 1944; working in the Messerschmitt airplane factory; deportation to Litoměřice; evacuation to Prague; hospitalization with assistance from the Red Cross; and liberation. Mr. L. relates returning to Poland; learning no one from his family survived; marriage in a refugee camp in Austria; traveling to Italy; living for two years in Modena with assistance from UNRRA and the Joint; amd emigration to Argentina via Asuncion, Paraguay in May 1948.

Author/Creator
L., Yehuda, 1920-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto," 1992
Interview Date
November 23, 1992.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Yehuda L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2550). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.