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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-404

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.

Author/Creator
C., Marion, 1920-
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
Interview Date
October 15, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Marion C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-404). 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/1097623
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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