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

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    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.
    N., Henry.
    Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Holocaust Documentation Archives, 1983
    Interview Date
    April 30, 1983.
    Żyrardów (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Białystok (Poland)
    Kharkiv (Ukraine)
    Izi︠u︡m (Ukraine)
    Lublin (Poland)
    Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)
    Weilheim an der Teck (Germany)
    Cite As
    Henry N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-445). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Russ, Ian, interviewer.
    Band, Ora, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 17 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mass killings.
    Soviet occupation.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Mutual aid.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. Jewish ghettos. Jews--Poland--Warsaw. World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Poland. World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities. Forced labor. Poland. Żyrardów (Poland) Warsaw (Poland) Białystok (Poland) Kharkiv (Ukraine) Izi︠u︡m (Ukraine) Lublin (Poland) Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland) Weilheim an der Teck (Germany) Oral histories (document genres) Death marches. Concentration camp inmates--Escapes. N., Henry. Stockman, Noah. Feiks, Reinhold. Budzyn (Concentration camp) Ernst Heinkel-Flugzeugwerke. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Auschwitz (Concentration camp)

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