Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Marion C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-404) interviewed by Elaine Perlsweig,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-404

Search this record's additional resources, such as finding aids, documents, or transcripts.

No results match this search term.
Check spelling and try again.

results are loading

0 results found for “keyward


    Videotape testimony of Marion C., who was born in Warsaw, Poland. He recounts his father's death; graduating from an industrial school in 1939; antisemitic incidents; German invasion; enlisting in the Polish army; returning to Warsaw from the Soviet-occupied zone to care for his mother, who died before his arrival; working for a Jewish welfare organization; marriage; ghettoization; working for the Judenrat; the Jewish police force's active role in deportations; his father-in-law's killing; escaping from the Umschlagplatz with assistance from a Polish policeman; hiding with his wife, aunt, and sister-in-law during the ghetto uprising after receiving a warning from the resistance; their arrest in April 1943; his aunt's suicide; separation from his family upon arrival at Majdanek; forced labor; transfer to another camp in February 1944; working at a munition factory in Flossenbürg; and liberation by United States troops in Mittenwald. Mr. C. discusses his reluctance to share his experiences, suspecting that people would not believe him; the importance of luck to his survival; and his inability to comprehend the German extermination of Jews and others.
    C., Marion, 1920-
    Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
    Interview Date
    October 15, 1983.
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Mittenwald (Germany)
    Cite As
    Marion C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-404). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Perlsweig, Elaine, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 26 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:46:00
    This page:

    Additional Resources

    Librarian View

    Download & Licensing

    • Terms of Use
    • This record is digitized but cannot be downloaded online.

    In-Person Research

    Request Access from Yale University Libraries

    Contact Us