Eugene F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2445) interviewed by Alys Kremer Grossman
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
- Interview Date
- June 4, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eugene F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2445). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eugene F., who was born in Kraków, Poland in 1922. He recalls his family's move to Kolomyi︠a︡; his father's Zionist activities; studying engineering in Lv́iv; futile efforts to return to Kolomyi︠a︡ after the German invasion; round-ups of Jews; and escaping to the Soviet Union. Mr. F. recounts farm and office work; conscription into a workers' battalion; digging trenches near Stalingrad; working in a steel factory in Baku; returning to Lv́iv after liberation; traveling to Kraków in 1945; learning his entire family had perished; leaving Poland; receiving help from Jewish organizations en route to Italy; living at the Bari displaced persons camp; completing his engineering degree; visiting his uncle in Israel in 1949; and emigrating to the United States in 1951. He notes almost all of his classmates from Kolomyi︠a︡ perished and discusses continuing nightmares about his family.