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Aron E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1815) interviewed by Tamar Shushan and Raphael Rozner,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1815

Videotape testimony of Aron E., who was born in Vilna, Poland (presently Vilnius, Lithuania) in 1934, one of two brothers. He recalls living among his large, extended family; speaking Yiddish at home; Soviet occupation from 1939 to 1941; German invasion; his father being taken for forced labor (he never returned); anti-Jewish restrictions, including wearing the star; ghettoization; living with relatives; selling cigarettes to help support his family; hiding during round-ups; his aunt giving him her son's work papers after he was killed; briefly leaving the ghetto with his mother when she needed medical treatment, which she received with assistance from their former housekeeper; hiding in an attic during round-ups; leaving the attic with his aunt and cousins; liberation by Soviet troops in 1944; continuing to look for his father; moving to Łódź with his brother and mother (his aunt remained); attending school; emigration to Israel four years later; marriage; the births of three sons; his military career; studying at university; and his aunt joining them in the 1960s. Mr. E. notes only recently discussing his experiences.

E., Aron, 1934-
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1986
Interview Date
March 18, 1986.
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Łódź (Poland)
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Aron E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1815). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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