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Alex W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-361)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-361

Videotape testimony of Alex W., who was born in Krosno, Poland in 1923. He describes his father's orthodoxy and resulting antisemitic attacks; attending public school; German invasion; their belief that nothing worse than forced labor would be imposed upon the Jews; fleeing with his family to Dynów; returning when the Germans caught up with them; anti-Jewish measures; forced labor; his family's privileged position due to his father's glass business; ghettoization in 1942; his mother's and sister's deportation; hiding with his father, brother, and relatives during the ghetto's liquidation in December 1942; his younger brother's deportation (he never saw him again); working with his father in the Krosno camp; relatively good conditions; transfer with his father to Płaszów in January 1944; his father's and brother's deportations; and his deportation to Gross-Rosen in October, then three days later to Schindler's factory. Mr. W. notes he saw Schindler and his wife daily, but did not realize he was saving Jews, and discussed this with Schindler's wife shortly before recording this testimony.

W., Alex, 1923-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1983
Interview Date
October 30, 1983.
Krosno (Voivodeship)
Krosno (Województwo Podkarpackie, Poland)
Dynów (Poland)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alex W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-361). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.