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Felix H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-704)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-704

Videotape testimony of Felix H., who was born in Lublin, Poland in 1920. He recalls good relations with non-Jews; German invasion; fleeing with his friend to Soviet-occupied Kovelʹ, then Rivne; attending medical school in Lʹviv; German occupation; building roads in a labor camp; escaping with his friends after hearing from a German soldier of the camp's liquidation; escaping the mass killings in Zolochiv; returning to Lublin; escaping from the ghetto with his future wife and with assistance from her father (he never saw his own family again); hiding with assistance from his father's business acquaintance; traveling to Warsaw with his future wife; the shock of conditions in the ghetto; acquiring false papers through the Polish underground; traveling to Lublin to retrieve his father's valuables (they had been stolen); participating with his wife in the Warsaw uprising; their transfer to Pruszków; their release in southern Poland; hiding with Polish peasants; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. H. describes attending medical school in Wrocław; antisemitic incidents; organizing a student kibbutz; traveling via Czechoslovakia to Vienna; and enrolling in medical school. He attributes his and his wife's survival to Poles who helped them and his ability to pass as a Pole.

H., Felix, 1920-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
Interview Date
March 2, 1986.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Felix H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-704). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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