Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

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 .
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.