Isaac N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2027) interviewed by Rayzl Kalifowicz-Waletsky
Videotape testimony of Isaac N., who was born in Łódź, Poland in 1915. He recounts participation in Poʻalei Zion including organizing summer camps and meeting his future wife; German invasion; a futile attempt to escape to Warsaw; ghettoization; pervasive hunger; contact with Ḥayim Rumkowski while establishing a soup kitchen; his belief that Rumkowski prolonged the ghetto's existence; liquidation of the ghetto; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; his mother's selection for death; transfer with his father and brother to Dachau, then Kaufering; his father's death; transfer to Utting, then back to Dachau; liberation from a forced march by United States troops; hospitalization with his brother in Bad Tölz; transfer to Feldafing; reunion with his future wife and sister; marriage; becoming administrator of Föhrenwald in 1951; and emigrating to the United States in 1957. Mr. N. shows photographs.
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- March 11, 1992.
Bad Tölz (Germany)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Isaac N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2027). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.