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Henry N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-445) interviewed by Ian Russ and Ora Band

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-445

Videotape testimony of Henry N., who was born in Żyrardów, Poland. He recalls his very close family; education in Warsaw; antisemitic incidents; German invasion; fleeing to Białystok in the Soviet zone with his brother; working in a 'kolkhoz' in Belarus; traveling to Izyum; returning to Warsaw; ghettoization; his brother joining the Jewish police; smuggling food into the ghetto with his father; their arrest; his release; hiding with his brother on a farm in Lublin; returning to Warsaw after his brother's arrest; deportation to a labor camp; escaping during a partisan attack; recapture and transfer to Budzyń; working at a Heinkel factory; mass killings by the camp commander Feiks; assistance from the camp elder Noah Stockman and others; transfer to Radom in 1942; a death march to Tomaszów Mazowiecki; deportation to Auschwitz, then Vaihingen and Allach; and liberation by United States troops. Mr. N. describes living in Weilheim; forming committees to aid Jewish refugees; assistance from the Red Cross, Joint, and UNRRA; and emigrating to the United States.

Author/Creator
N., Henry.
Published
Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
Interview Date
April 30, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Henry N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-445). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.