Larry L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1139) interviewed by Bernadette Greenlees and Cindy Brown
- San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1988
- Interview Date
- January 31, 1988.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Larry L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1139). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Larry L., who was born in Rīga, Latvia in 1925. He recalls his family's move to Kaunas in 1934 due to antisemitism; Soviet occupation; German invasion in 1941; their non-Jewish porter saving them from round-ups; ghettoization; forced labor with his father outside the ghetto; smuggling in food; young Zionists organizing resistance; a mass killing in October 1942; transfer with his parents and brother to Kauen-Schanzen in 1943; train transport to Dachau in fall 1944 (his mother and girlfriend were removed with the women and children); transfer to Kaufering the next day; a prisoner doctor operating on his brother; receiving Red Cross packages once; he and his father receiving punishment whippings; being cared for by his brother; abandonment by guards during a forced march; liberation by United States troops; remaining with the 442nd, a Japanese American regiment, as their interpreter; working for several army units, then for the Joint in Berlin; marriage to his girlfriend in Berlin; their subsequent divorce; and his remarriage. Mr. L. discusses the importance to his survival of his father's encouragement; details of camp life; and his continuing hostility to Germans and Germany.