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Arthur K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1299) interviewed by Susanna Newman and Judit Jung

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1299

Videotape testimony of Arthur K., who was born in Kielce, Poland in 1920 to a family of ten children. He describes growing up in a Jewish neighborhood; antisemitic incidents; his father's death in 1934; German invasion; working in the ghetto kitchen; separation from his family for transfer to Skarżysko-Kamienna in May 1942; forced labor at the HASAG ammunition factory; psychological support from his friends upon learning his family had been deported to Treblinka; train transfer to Częstochowa, then to Buchenwald in 1944; assistance from a Polish political prisoner; volunteering to work in Flossenbürg, hoping to find family members; train evacuation to Mauthausen in April 1945; and liberation. Mr. K. recounts returning to Kielce with friends; moving to Gleiwitz; fleeing to Passau with his wife after the pogrom in Kielce; and emigration to the United States in 1949.

Author/Creator
K., Arthur, 1920-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
Interview Date
November 12, 1989.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Arthur K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1299). 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/4283608
Record last modified: 2011-12-05 11:36:00
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