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Charles L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-643) interviewed by Lee Blum and Allen M. Siegel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-643

Videotape testimony of Charles L., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1928. He recounts German invasion; public humiliation of Jews; ghettoization; forced labor; a round-up, including his parents; obtaining his mother's release through connections; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from his mother and sister (he never saw them again); selection for work with his brother; clandestinely leaving the children's camp to join his brother; their transfer to Altenhammer; obtaining privileged work in the kitchen; providing food to his brother and others; a death march, then train transport to Nordhausen; public hangings; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by British troops; traveling to Hannover; marriage in the Bremen displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States. He notes that only three out of 250 family members survived and discusses his participation in a survivor organization.

Author/Creator
L., Charles, 1928-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1985
Interview Date
October 10, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Charles L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-643). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.