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Aaron E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2317) interviewed by Raya C. Schapiro and Sondra Kraft

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2317

Videotape testimony of Aaron E., who was born in Sokołów Podlaski, Poland in 1933. He describes his father's non-kosher butcher shop; German occupation; ghettoization; smuggling out of the ghetto to deliver meat; selections from which no one returned; fear of death from overhearing adult conversations; forced labor on a farm with his family in 1942; being discovered while hiding with his family during the ghetto's liquidation; escaping; his younger sister's deportation to Treblinka; his mother sending him to his other sister to hide with a Polish woman; hiding in her attic until liberation; living with his sister and uncle in Łódź, then in an orphanage; illegally traveling to Germany with his sister; living with her in Fürth and Neufreimann displaced persons camps; their emigration to the United States in June 1947; living in an orphanage, then in a loving home; difficulties in school; service in Korea; marriage; and the births of two sons, named for relatives who perished. Mr. E. discusses the loss of his childhood and parents; emotional problems resulting from his experiences, including being an overprotective parent; nightmares; a close relationship with his sister; and his sense of being a perpetual "outsider."

Author/Creator
E., Aaron, 1933-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1992
Interview Date
May 31, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Aaron E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2317). 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/1113643
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:13:00
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