Norman L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-538) interviewed by Allen M. Siegel and Sondra Kraff
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1984
- Interview Date
- March 3, 1984.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Norman L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-538). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Norman L., who was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1919. He recalls German invasion; moving into the ghetto with his parents; obtaining an apartment by becoming a building manager; starvation and frequent deaths; his depression; the shock of witnessing a brutal killing; his family's deportation to Treblinka (he never saw them again); obtaining a factory job with his friend's assistance; working until November 1942; escaping with assistance from a garbage collector; acquiring false papers from a non-Jewish acquaintance; renting an apartment and selling soap, posing as a non-Jew; arrest during the Warsaw uprising in August 1944; forced labor at the Heinkel factory in Oranienburg/Sachsenhausen; deportation to Pruszków; slave labor in Zwieberge/Halberstadt; a hospitalization during which he recovered his strength; escaping during the death march; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. L. describes returning to Poland; brief arrest by the Soviets; marriage; and emigration to the United States in 1964.