Joseph D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1808) interviewed by Amit Dobkin and Dina Choshen,
Videotape testimony of Joseph D., who was born in Banghāzī, Libya in 1921. He recalls his father's death at age five; cordial relations with non-Jewish Italians; Zionist activities; increasing anti-Jewish legislation with the rise of fascism; expulsion from a secular school; attending a Jewish school; compulsory work on Saturdays; the arrival of Austrian Jewish refugees; outbreak of war; anti-Jewish violence by Arabs in April 1941; working as a secretary for the local Zionist organization; receiving protection from his non-Jewish employer; refusing to take false papers and live among non-Jews; deportation with his family to Giado; slave labor and starvation in the overcrowded camp; an Italian teaching them how to protect themselves from the Arabs; his infant daughter's death from typhus; and liberation by British troops. Mr. D. describes returning to Banghāzī; conflicts between Arabs and Jews; and emigration to Israel.
- Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1985
- Interview Date
- November 13, 1985.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Joseph D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1808). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.