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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2477

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    Summary
    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.
    Locale
    Poland
    Olkusz (Poland)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Regen (Germany)
    Cite As
    David D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2477). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Zeiler, Rivie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1096668
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:27:00
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