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Haim K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1068) interviewed by Shoshana Chosen and Oha Ben-Naftali,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1068

Videotape testimony of Haim K., who was born in Suchedniów, Russia (presently Poland) in 1911, the second of seven children. He recounts their move to Dąbrowa in 1929; German invasion; escaping east with his father and brothers; German detention in Wolbrom; transfer to Zawiercie; release; returning home; fleeing toward the Soviet zone with his brothers and a brother-in-law; being smuggled to Przemyśl; traveling to Lʹviv; returning home to retrieve his sister and her son; visiting friends in Sosnowiec; smuggling his sister and her son to Lʹviv; returning home again to bring his parents and younger siblings to Lʹviv; their refusal to leave; visiting his sister in Kielce; returning to his parents' home; round-up by the Judenrat; deportation to Germany; slave labor in several camps; forming a prisoner group to share extra food and help the ill; transfer to Ottmuth, then Freiwaldau; kind treatment by a Jehovah Witness kapo; he and two friends planning an escape for over eight months (building a bunker near a workplace near the camp, storing food, taking tools, etc.); their escape; leaving the bunker at night for food and water; a German guard discovering them and not telling anyone; discovery outside their bunker by a camp official; eluding him and returning to their bunker. The testimony ends suddenly.

Author/Creator
K., Haim, 1911-
Published
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1984
Interview Date
June 29, 1984.
Locale
Russia
Suchedniów (Poland)
Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland)
Wolbrom (Poland)
Zawiercie (Poland)
Przemyśl (Poland)
Lʹviv (Ukraine)
Sosnowiec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)
Kielce (Poland)
Language
Hebrew
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Haim K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1068). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4282954
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:25:00
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