Israel P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1640) interviewed by Abraham Huberman
- Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 1990
- Interview Date
- November 16, 1990.
- 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.
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.