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Itzhak R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1827) interviewed by Tovah Evan and Chaya Mʻeiri

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1827

Videotape testimony of Itzhak R., who was born in Łódź, Poland (then Russia) in approximately 1915, one of three children. He recalls his father's prominent role as a leader in the Jewish community; his family's affluence; his three-day bar mitzvah celebration; obtaining documents to emigrate to Palestine; remaining with his family due to his father's illness; working in a bank; German invasion; fleeing with his brother to Łowicz, then Warsaw; their return home; working with the Judenrat chairman, Ḥayim Rumkowski, whom he had previously known; ghettoization; working at various jobs for the Judenrat; losing his position due to disagreements with Rumkowski; being protected by others; assistance from non-Jews he had previously known; working in a shirt factory, the pharmacy, and gathering dead bodies for burial; preparing a bunker; hiding with about fifty others during the ghetto's liquidation; liberation by Soviet troops; transport by the Soviets to several locations; and emigration to Israel. Mr. R. names many people in the Łódź ghetto and discusses their roles in the functioning of the ghetto.

Author/Creator
R., Itzhak, 1915?-
Published
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1986
Interview Date
September 16 and 24, 1986.
Language
Hebrew
Copies
4 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Itzhak R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1827). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4284564
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