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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.
Lublin (Poland)
Kovelʹ (Ukraine)
Rivne (Rivnensʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
Zolochiv (Lʹvivsʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
Warsaw (Poland)
Wrocław (Poland)
Prusków (Poland)
Vienna (Austria)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Felix H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-704). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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