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Nathan P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1164) interviewed by Gitta Chaet

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1164

Videotape testimony of Nathan P., who was born in Germany in 1917 and raised in Izbica Lubelska, Poland, one of eight children. He recalls one brother's emigration to Argentina; increasing antisemitism in the 1930s; a brother's deportation to Sobibor; escaping from Izbica with a brother, sister, her husband, and their two children; joining an Armia Krajowa (AK) partisan group in the forests; assignments killing German sympathizers and mining railroad tracks; hearing the AK intended to kill the Jews and Russians in their group; leaving with assistance from a Polish professor after the Russians had already been killed; living in bunkers in the forest with the professor's assistance; moving often to avoid detection; liberation in July 1944; living in Zamość; encountering Polish antisemitism; living in Breslau, then Bergen-Belsen and Eschwege displaced persons camps; and emigration to the United States. Mr. P. discusses learning his parents were killed in a mass shooting the day after he left.

Author/Creator
P., Nathan, 1917-
Published
Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1988
Interview Date
November 28, 1988.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nathan P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1164). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4283409
Record last modified: 2016-11-30 14:00:00
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