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Meyer K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1683) interviewed by Raya C. Schapiro and Elsa Roth,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1683

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    Videotape testimony of Meyer K., who was born in Poland in 1920. He discusses living with his family in the Starachowice ghetto; his parents' killing during the ghetto's liquidation in October 1942; selection with his five brothers for forced labor in a munitions factory; his older brother's death; transfer with his brothers by train to Birkenau in June 1944; claiming, with one brother, that they were blacksmiths (he never saw the other two brothers again); waiting for work assignment in the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager); helping his brother during the death march on January 18, 1945; transfer to Mauthausen; forced labor in an underground factory in Gusen; beatings and public hangings; liberation by United States troops; and their move to Linz. Mr. K. describes their search for relatives; traveling to Modena, Italy with the Jewish brigade; living with his nieces and nephews in Germany; and emigrating to Canada. He discusses the importance to his survival of luck, volunteering as a blacksmith, and being with his brother.
    K., Meyer, 1920-
    Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1988
    Interview Date
    January 31, 1988.
    Linz (Austria)
    Modena (Italy)
    Cite As
    Meyer K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1683). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Schapiro, Raya Czerner,
    Roth, Elsa, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 18 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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