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Phil T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-797)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-797

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.

T., Phil, 1918-
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1986
Interview Date
December 19, 1986.
Berlin (Germany)
Zbąszyń (Poland)
Bielsko-Biała (Poland)
Kraków (Poland)
Gorlice (Poland)
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
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.
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