Arnold R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-592) interviewed by Sondra F. Kraff and Lya Dym Rosenblum,
Videotape testimony of Arnold R., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1920. He recalls graduating from a technical school in 1938; German invasion; anti-Jewish measures; moving to the ghetto area with his family; escaping to Tomaszów Mazowiecki in 1940 (he never saw his parents again); working as a painter; ghettoization; smuggling food into the ghetto in a network organized by the ghetto leaders; liquidation of the ghetto in November 1942; avoiding deportation with assistance from a German officer; forced labor in the remaining small ghetto; transfer to Bliżyn in 1943; slave labor in an ammunition factory; an unsuccessful attempt to construct an escape tunnel; deportation to Auschwitz, then Birkenau, in September 1944; working as a mechanic, dismantling aircraft, until January 17, 1945; and evacuation.
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1984
- Interview Date
- November 11, 1984.
Tomaszów Mazowiecki (Poland)
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Arnold R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-592). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.