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Abe K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4451) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4451

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Abe K., who was born in Kraśnik, Poland in 1923, the third of three children. He recalls his family's Hasidism; attending cheder from age three; his mother's death when he was nine; completing seven years of public school; graduating as an accountant from business school in Lublin; working in the family store; German invasion; hiding during round-ups for forced labor; his father being taken in his place; paying someone to replace his father; his brother's escape to the Soviet zone; ghettoization; his father's deportation to Budzyń in October 1942; deportation of his sister and stepmother (they did not survive); receiving letters from his father; visiting him briefly; a non-Jewish woman storing merchandise from their store which he sold; learning his father had been killed; slave labor building oil depots; an evacuation march in June 1944; escaping; hiding in a forest; assistance from a local Polish family; encountering Soviet troops; returning to Kraśnik; digging up valuables he and his father had buried; draft into the Soviet military; attending a seder in Warsaw; release from the military when the war was over; and traveling to the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp. Mr. K. shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    K., Abe, 1923-
    Published
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2012
    Interview Date
    September 20, 2012.
    Locale
    Poland
    Kraśnik
    Kraśnik (Poland)
    Lublin (Poland)
    Warsaw (Poland)
    Cite As
    Abe K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4451). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rudof, Joanne Weiner, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 36 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/11265797
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:53:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt11265797

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