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Mark A. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2608) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof and Sara Moss Herz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2608

Videotape testimony of Mark A., who was born in Tarnopol, Poland in 1926. He recalls his family's move to Kraków; learning of Kristallnacht from Jews expelled from Germany; membership in a Zionist organization; his mother's death in 1938; German invasion; an unsuccessful attempt to flee with his father; his escape from Lublin to Kraków with assistance from local farmers; returning to Lublin to look for his father and brother; their deportation to the Bełżyce ghetto in April 1941; working in a quarry; hiding with his father and brother during round-ups; the role of the Judenrat; mass killings during liquidation of the ghetto; deportation with his father and brother to Budzyń; forced labor at a Messerschmitt factory; public executions; an unsuccessful group attempt to bake matzo; deportation with his father and brother to Majdanek in February 1943; the death march to Kraśnik in August 1944; an unsuccessful escape attempt; and transport with his father and brother to Auschwitz/Birkenau. Mr. A. describes separation from his father and brother during evacuation from Blechhammer; waking up in an Allied military hospital; reunion with his father and brother; traveling to Munich; his brother's and father's emigration to Israel; and emigrating to the United States in 1949.

A., Mark, 1926-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
August 12, 1994.
Ternopilʹ (Ukraine)
Kraków (Poland)
Lublin (Poland)
Kraśnik (Poland)
Munich (Germany)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mark A. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2608). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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