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Harry Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1192) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Kathy Strochlic

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1192

Videotape testimony of Harry Z., who was born in Zawiercie, Poland in 1919. He recalls growing up in a religious family, the fifth of eight children; his father's death when he was nine years old; participating in Hashomer Hatzair; German invasion; an unsuccessful attempt to flee; anti-Jewish measures; separation from his family when he was deported to Auenrode in October 1940 (he never saw them again); slave labor building roads; receiving packages from home until 1941; his experiences in Gross Sarne, Geppersdorf, and Klettendorf; liberation from Waldenburg by Soviet troops in April 1945; and returning to Zawiercie. Mr. Z. describes his depression as a result of learning none of his family had survived; marriage in Germany in February 1946; living in displaced persons camps, including Biberach; and emigration to the United States in 1950. Mr. Z. discusses his ever-present sense of loss and the importance of his involvement in the Zawiercie society. He shows family photographs.

Author/Creator
Z., Harry, 1919-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
May 1, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Harry Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1192). 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/1100286
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:12:00
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