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Julius J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2405) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2405

Videotape testimony of Julius J., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1927. He describes German occupation; immediate anti-Jewish acts; his parents sending him and his sister to Warsaw thinking it would be safer; returning to Łódź due to homesickness; ghettoization; forced labor, starvation and round-ups; deportation of the sick, elderly, and children in 1942; hiding when the ghetto was liquidated in 1944; their capture; and deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau. Mr. J. recalls separation from all his family except his brother; forced labor; his brother's continuous efforts to save him; their transfer to several labor camps in Germany in late 1944; train transport in the spring of 1945 to several camps ending at Wöbbelin; and liberation by United States troops. He discusses his autobiographical book and reads his poetry.

Author/Creator
J., Julius, 1927-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
March 26, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Julius J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2405). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.