Nathan P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1164) interviewed by Gitta Chaet
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1988
- Interview Date
- November 28, 1988.
- 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.
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.