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Mark W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-997) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Bonnie Dwork,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-997

Videotape testimony of Mark W., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1917, one of three children. He recounts his family's emigration to Palestine in 1924; their return to Łódź in 1927; his father's successful textile business; studying textile engineering in Verviers beginning in 1935; assisting German anti-Nazis; becoming engaged during a visit home; Germany invasion of Poland; moving to Brussels; his father fleeing to Trieste with assistance from a German associate who was a Nazi; German invasion in 1940; fleeing to Dunkerque, then Paris; being sent to a Polish army camp in central France; French capitulation; traveling to La Rochelle with the Polish officers; sailing with them to England; transfer to a military camp in Scotland; moving to a kibbutz in Glasgow, then working for his father's friend in London; German bombings; evacuation to Greenford; living in Leeds, then Manchester; his father's emigration to the United States; receiving letters from his mother until 1942; moving to Bradford after the war; reunion with his sister in Paris (she had been in the Soviet Union); marriage; moving to Paris; his son's birth; emigration to Israel; his second son's birth; and moving to the United States in 1959. Mr. W. notes learning his fiancée, mother, and brother were killed in Belzec. He shows photographs and reads a letter from his mother.

Author/Creator
W., Mark, 1917-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1988
Interview Date
May 16, 1988.
Locale
Poland
Łódź (Poland)
Palestine
Verviers (Belgium)
Brussels (Belgium)
Dunkerque (France)
Paris (France)
La Rochelle (France)
Glasgow (Scotland)
London (England)
Greenford (London, England)
Leeds (England)
Manchester (England)
Bradford (West Yorkshire, England)
Israel
Language
English
Copies
5 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mark W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-997). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.