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Oscar F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-991) interviewed by Norman Blumenthal and Pam Goodman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-991

Videotape testimony of Oscar F., who was born in Zawalów, Poland to a family of seven children. He recounts Soviet occupation at the outbreak of war; German invasion in 1941; his oldest brother's draft into the Soviet army (they never saw him again); hiding with his brother to avoid round-ups; escaping to the woods with his brother after his family was taken into the ghetto; joining a group of Jews; digging bunkers in various locations; avoiding Ukrainian partisans who killed the Jews in hiding; liberation by Soviet troops in March 1944; traveling with Soviet troops to Buchach; fleeing with his brother to Skole; leaving to avoid being drafted; traveling to Austria; and emigrating to the United States in July 1949.

F., Oscar.
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1988
Interview Date
May 15, 1988.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. with time coding.
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Oscar F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-991). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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