Phil T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-797)
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
- Interview Date
- December 19, 1986.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Phil T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-797). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Phil T., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1918. He recalls playing soccer for Sportklub Hakoah; traveling internationally with the team, including to Palestine in 1937; expulsion with other Polish Jews (his parents were born in Poland) to Zba̜szyń; an invitation to play soccer in Bielsko-Biała; German invasion; traveling to Kraków, then to Gorlice, his father's hometown; deportation to Dachau, then Mielec; forced labor in an airplane factory for two and a half years; transfer to Flossenbürg; a death march through Germany; liberation by United States troops including a rabbi; a two month hospitalization; traveling to Frankfurt; locating a sister in the United States through an American soldier; emigration to join her; and marriage. He discusses the importance of remaining with three friends (including Joseph K.), one of whom died immediately after liberation; continuing to participate in soccer; and serious illnesses later in life.