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Isaac N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2027) interviewed by Rayzl Kalifowicz-Waletsky

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2027

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.

N., Isaac, 1915-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
Interview Date
March 11, 1992.
Łódź (Poland)
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.