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Wolf F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1540) interviewed by Lidya Osadchey and Helen Cohn

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1540

Videotape testimony of Wolf F., who was born in Sawin, Poland and raised in Głogów. He remembers his family's orthodoxy; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions and violence; forced labor; the family's transfer to the Rzeszów ghetto in 1941; escaping from a round-up with his younger brother (he never saw his family again); his older brother hiding them; being shot during a round-up; his brother arranging for medical care; their transfer to Szebnie; public hangings and mass killings; deportation to Auschwitz in 1942 with his younger brother (he never saw his older brother again); separation from his younger brother upon arrival (he never saw him again); transfer to Zgoda (Świętochłowice) from Birkenau; his privileged position as a messenger; sharing extra food with fellow prisoners; a revolt by Soviet POWs; slave labor in a gun factory; sabotaging the work; transfer to Mauthausen in December 1944; witnessing cannibalism; a death march to Donnerskirchen in March 1945; disappearance of guards in May; living in displaced persons camps near Linz, and in Bindermichl; transfer to Munich, then Bremerhaven; and emigration to the United States in December 1946. Mr. F. discusses the importance of brotherhood in concentration camps; recurring nightmares; and recent trips to Poland.

Author/Creator
F., Wolf.
Published
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1990
Interview Date
1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Wolf F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1540). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.