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

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1164

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    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.
    P., Nathan, 1917-
    Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1988
    Interview Date
    November 28, 1988.
    Izbica Lubelska (Poland)
    Zamość (Poland)
    Wrocław (Poland)
    Cite As
    Nathan P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1164). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Chaet, Gitta, interviewer.
    There are some technical problems with the video.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (48 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Eschwege (Germany : Refugee camp)

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