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David M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-655)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-655

Videotape testimony of David M., who was born in 1921. He recalls pervasive antisemitism in Luta, Poland; his father's murder in 1932; working in his family's bakery to supply bread for the ghetto; transfer to Jelen; learning his family was killed during his absence; transfer to the Łódź ghetto; starvation and disease; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau in 1944; transfer to Flossenbürg; forced labor in Siegmar-Schoenau; carrying a friend during a death march through Czechoslovakia; receiving food from Czech bystanders; liberation by the American Red Cross in Lidice; traveling to Prague, then Luta; returning to Prague after a friend's murder and the Kielce pogrom; the Joint's assistance in moving to Landsberg displaced persons camp; leaving because he did not feel free; founding a business with a friend in Germany; marriage; his son's birth; and emigration to the United States after five years. Mr. M. discusses achieving success and his strong patriotic feelings.

Author/Creator
M., David, 1921-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1985
Interview Date
October 10, 1985.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
David M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-655). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.