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Arnold C. Holocaust testimony (HVT-363)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-363

Videotape testimony of Arnold C., who was born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1933. He recalls German invasion on June 22, 1941; separation from his father while fleeing; traveling to Jonava with his mother and sister; brief incarceration in the Seventh and Ninth Forts in Kovno; reunion with his father; ghettoization; his father acquiring a false work certificate; a selection in October 1941, followed by mass killings in the Ninth Fort; transfer with his family to a labor camp in 1943; his father hiding him during the "children's aktion"; working to avoid deportation; his mother's and sister's removal from the train in Stutthof during their deportation in 1944; separation from his father in Landsberg; assistance from POWs in Dachau; unloading trains in Auschwitz; the death march in winter 1945; German guards killing wounded prisoners after the train was bombarded; cannibalism in the tent camp in Mauthausen; liberation by United States troops from Gunskirchen; reunion with his mother and sister in Italy; living in Florence; and emigration to the United States. Mr. C. discusses the importance of his groups of friends and observing Jewish holidays in the camps. He also notes how his experiences influenced his values, especially when contrasted with those who are not Holocaust survivors.

Author/Creator
C., Arnold, 1933-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1983
Interview Date
October 30, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Arnold C. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-363). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.