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David D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2477) interviewed by Rivie Zeiler

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2477

Videotape testimony of David D., who was born in Olkusz, Poland in 1920. He recalls German invasion in 1939; anti-Jewish measures; volunteering to meet his family's labor quota; deportation to Geppersdorf; building the Reichsautobahn for over a year; transfer to Brande where he found his brother; transfer to an I.G. Farben camp where his brother died; transfer to Markstädt, where an engineer provided extra food; working in an ammunition factory in Sudetenland, then another camp where civilian workers provided extra food; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. D. recounts the arrival of women from another camp; Soviet officers preventing soldiers from molesting the women; fleeing to Prague, then Regen, Germany; meeting his future wife; marriage; emigrating to the United States in 1946; and assistance from HIAS.

Author/Creator
D., David, 1920-
Published
Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1992
Interview Date
October 16, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
David D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2477). 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/1096668
Record last modified: 2014-05-01 09:49:00
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