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Israel P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1640) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1640

Videotape testimony of Israel P., who was born in Przysucha, Poland in 1917, the youngest of ten children. He recalls his parents' deaths when he was a child; attending a yeshiva in Lublin; moving to Warsaw; membership in the Bund; joining his brothers in Paris in 1936; socialist activities; enlisting in the military in 1939; serving in a Polish unit; demobilization in July 1940; returning to Paris; anti-Jewish measures; losing his job; arrest in May 1941; incarceration in Pithiviers; organized Sabbath observance and cultural activities; transfer to Beaune-la-Rolande; deportation with three of his brothers to Auschwitz in June 1942; separation from his brothers; forced labor building gas chambers; the deaths of his brothers; vicious kapos; starvation; being beaten for refusing to beat other prisoners; receiving protection and food from a German; revived hope upon receiving news of German defeats and the Warsaw ghetto uprising; transfer to Sachsenhausen in November 1944; a death march; and liberation in May 1945 by United States and Soviet troops.

Author/Creator
P., Israel, 1917-
Published
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1990
Interview Date
November 16, 1990.
Language
Spanish
Copies
2 copies: and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Israel P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1640). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.