Pincus W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1419) interviewed by Sandy Hoffman and Shelly Jubelirer
- Milwaukee, Wis. : Generation After of Milwaukee, 1989
- Interview Date
- July 31, 1989.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Pincus W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1419). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Pincus W., who was born in Wolbrom, Poland in 1916, one of six children. He recalls living in Sosnowiec; German invasion; returning to Wolbrom, then coming back to Sosnowiec; walking to work in Katowice every day; ghettoization in 1942; working outside the ghetto; overcrowding and hunger; deportation to Blechhammer, then Brelsau in 1943; recovering in its hospital for ten days; transfer to Auschwitz; frequent selections; transfer about six months later to Landsberg; assistance from a prisoner from his home town; an SS letting him go when he was caught smuggling food from the fields; a death march in 1945; escaping with a friend in Bavaria; liberation by United States troops; living in a village under their protection; traveling to Munich; learning three brothers had survived; reunion with them in Schwandorf; marriage in 1946; the birth of his children; and emigration to the United States in 1952. Mr. W. discusses caring for his parents in the ghetto; fear during selections; focusing only on hunger, but remaining optimistic, hoping the war would end soon; and not wanting to be Jewish after the war, but later changing his mind.