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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-643

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    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.
    L., Charles, 1928-
    Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1985
    Interview Date
    October 10, 1985.
    Łódź (Poland)
    Hannover (Germany)
    Cite As
    Charles L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-643). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Mutual aid.

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