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Arnold R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-592) interviewed by Sondra F. Kraff and Lya Dym Rosenblum

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-592

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.

Author/Creator
R., Arnold, 1920-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1984
Interview Date
November 11, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1108257
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:13:00
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