Isaac N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2027) interviewed by Rayzl Kalifowicz-Waletsky
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
- Interview Date
- March 11, 1992.
- 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.
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.