Zoly Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1689) interviewed by Helen Cohn and Bernice Blum
- Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1991
- Interview Date
- May 24, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Zoly Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1689). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Zoly Z., who was born in Șieu Măgheruș, Romania in 1922. He recounts his father's death when he was four; he and his brother living with his future stepfather's mother in Aiud; their move to Bucharest in 1932 to join his mother and stepfather; increasing antisemitism as the Iron Guard gained power; his stepfather's emigration to Palestine in 1938; obtaining papers as a "volksdeutche" from a German lieutenant (who believed he was); socializing with the lieutenant; friendship with a policeman; threatened exposure as a Jew; obtaining a passport from the policeman; altering it so he could legally emigrate to Palestine; assistance from the Joint and the Jewish Agency; traveling to Constanța in a group of 200; arriving in Palestine; living with his stepfather; joining the Haganah; serving in the Israel-Arab War; his brother's and mother's arrival; and emigration with his family to the United States in 1962. Mr. Z. discusses being compelled to visit a place where Jewish men and women (he recognized one) were mutilated and killed; his mother's and brother's experiences; his varied careers; and a recent trip to Romania to visit his father's grave. He shows documents.